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GENEALiOGY 



OF THE 



PAGE FAMILY IN VIRGINIA. 

ALSO A CONDENSED ACCOUNT OJ- THE 

NELSON, WALKER, PENDLETON AND RANDOLPH FAMILIES, 

WITH REKERENCES TO THE 

BLAND, BURWELL, BYRD, CARTER, GARY, DUKE, GILMER, HARRISON, 
.RIVES, THORNTON, WELLFORD, WASHINGTON, 

AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED FAMILIES IN VIRGINIA. 



BY 

RICHARD CHANNING MOORE PAGE, M,D., 

Life Member of the American Historical Association ; of the Neiv York Historical 
Societij ; and Member of the Virginia Historical Society, etc. 



SECOND EDITION. 



NEW YORK: 

PRESS OF THE PUBLISHERS' PRINTING CO., 

120 & 122 East 14th Street. 

1893. 



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THE MEMORY OF 

COL. JOHN PAGE, 

FIRST OF HIS FAMILY IX VIRGINIA, 
AVHOSE TEMPERATE AND INDUSTRIOUS HABITS, INDOMITABLE ENERGY, 

AND STRICT INTEGRITY, 
WON FOR HIM A HIGH PLACE IN THE CONFIDENCE OF THEIR MAJESTIES, 

WILLIAM AND MARY, 

AS A MEMBER OF THEIR COUNCIL IN THE 

DOMINION OF VIRGINIA, 

AND ARE WELL WORTHY OF IMITATION BY HIS DESCENDANTS, 

THIS LITTLE BOOK 
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION. 



Ten years have elapsed since the first edition of the " Genealogy 
of the Page Family in Virginia " was issued. During that time ad- 
ditional facts have been ascertained and minor errors corrected. 
There is also continued demand for the book. For these reasons the 
author has determined to issue a second edition. The following is a 
revised list of those who have furnished valuable information : 

1. Prof. William Allen, deed., McDonough Institute, Maryland. 

2. Miss Isabella Nelson Atkinson, Gonzales, Texas. 

3. H. Farnham Burke, Somerset, College of Arms, London. 

4. Mrs. George Byrd, New York City. 

5. Capt. R. R. Carter, deed., Shirley, on James River, Virginia. 

6. Mrs. Fanny Page Nelson Carter, Holly oak, near Shirley, 
Virginia. 

7. Wilson Miles Cary, Baltimore, Maryland. 

8. John Esten Cooke, deed., Clarke County, Virginia. 

9. Mrs. Nellie Deans Taylor, Norfolk, Virginia. 

10. R. T. W. Duke, Jr., Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., Vir- 
ginia. 

11. Ernest A. Ebblewhite, College of Arms, London. 

12. Mrs. John Boiling Garrett, Albemarle County, Virginia. 

13. Mrs. Elizabeth H. Gordon, Baltimore, Maryland. 

14. Miss Mary Jane Griffith, deed.. Shelly, Gloucester Co., Vir- 
ginia. 

15. Hon. Hugh Blair Grigsby, Charlotte County, Virginia. 

16. Mrs. Mary R. P. Harrison, The Rowe, on James River, 
Virginia. 

17. Mrs. Ellen W. R. Harrison, Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., 

Virginia. 

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Vlll PREFACE. 

18. Genl. Roger Jones, Inspector- Gen., U. S. Army, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

19. Mrs. Fannie B. P. Meade, deed., Washington, D. C. 

20. Mrs. Fannie B. N. Mercer, Yorktown, Virginia. 

21. Miss L. Page Nelson, New York City. 

22. Dr. Robert W. Nelson, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., Vir- 
ginia. 

23. Col. William Nelson, deed., Oakland, Hanover Co., Vir- 
ginia. 

24. Col. William N. Nelson, Clarke County, Virginia. 

25. W. Steptoe Nelson, Bedford County, Virginia. 

26. Mann Page, Esqr., Lower Brandon, on James River, Vir- 
ginia. 

27. Legh R. Page, Esqr., Richmond, A^irginia. 

28. John W. Page, Esqr., Petersville, Frederick Co., Maryland. 

29. Peyton N. Page, deed., Gloucester County, Virginia. 

30. Dr. John R. Page, Birmingham, Alabama. 

31. William N. Page, Esqr., deed., Cumberland County, Vir- 
ginia. 

32. John Page, Esqr., Hanover County, Virginia. 

33. Thomas Nelson Page, Richmond, Virginia. 

34. Miss Lucy M. F. Page, Washington, D. C. 

35. Thomas Walker Page, deed., Albemarle County, Virginia. 

36. Carter H. Page, Esqr., Charlottesville, Virginia. 

37. Frederick W. Page, Esqr., Librarian, University of Vir- 
ginia. 

38. Judge John E. Page, deed., Clarke Count}', Virginia. 

39. Prof. Frederick M. Page, University of the South, Sewanee, 
Franklin Co., Tennessee. 

40. Capt. John Page, deed., Argentine Nav}*. 

41. Capt. Thomas Jefferson Page, U. S. N., Florence, Italy. 

42. George C. Page, Rome, Italy. 

43. Samuel H. Pendleton, Elizabeth, New Jersej'. 

44. Mrs. W. N. Pendleton, deed., Lexington, Rockbridge Co., 
Virginia. 

45. Mrs. Judge Roger A. Prj^or, New York Cit}'. 

46. Mrs. D. Coupland Randolph, deed., Cumberland County, 
Virginia. 



PREFACE. ix 

47. Dr. Robert C. Randolph, deed., Clarke County, Virginia. 

48. Miss Polly Cary Randolph, Clarke County, Virginia. 

49. Francis R. Rives, Esqr., deed., New York City. 

50. William C. Rives, Esqr., deed., Newport, R. I. 

51. Norborne Thomas Nelson Robinson, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

52. Mrs. Lucy B. P. Saunders, deed., Washington, D. C. 

53. Stephen Tucker, deed., Somerset, College of Arms, London. 

54. Lyon Gardner Tyler, Esqr., Richmond, Virginia. 

For the purpose of ascertaining the parentage of Col. John 
Page, progenitor of the Page family in Virginia, an exact copy of the 
coat-of-arms and inscription on his original tombstone at Williams- 
burg, James City Co., Virginia, was sent in 1879 to Mr. Stephen 
Tucker, of the College of Arms, London. At first Mr. Tucker con- 
cluded that he was the brother of Mary who, according to the record 
at Harrow, were the " sonne and daughter of Thomas Page, of Sud- 
bury," and "baptized 20 Deer. 1G28." But upon further examina- 
tion it was found that both those children died soon after the}" were 
born. That theorv, therefore, had to be abandoned. 

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In May, 1884, the author received a letter from Mr. L5"on Gard- 
ner Tyler, of Richmond, Virginia (son of Ex-President John Tyler, 
U. S. America), saying that while looking over the records in the 
Clerk's office at Yorktown, Virginia, for papers regarding his own 
family, he had accidentally discovered the recorded will of Col. John 
Page. It was through this will that the parentage of Col. Page was 
finally established. A legally authenticated copy was taken by the 
author to London in Jul}', 1884, and placed in the custody of Mr. 
Tucker. Upon the death of the latter in Januar}', 1887, his successor, 
Mr. H. Farnham Burke, son of the author of " Extinct and Dormant 
Baronetcies, " took charge of the matter. From the names of persons 
and places mentioned in Col. John Page's will, search was made in 
St. Marj-'s Church, Bedfont Parish, Middlesex Co., England, with 
the result of establishing his parentage, as fully set forth elsewhere. 

Regarding family portraits the same remarks hold good as in 
the preface to the first edition, except as follows : 

Mrs. Belle Burwell Mayo, 110 West Franklin Street, Richmond, 
Virginia, has the portraits of Mann Page (father of Gov. John Page) 
and Anne Corbin Tayloe, his second wife. Thej^ were formerly 



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in possession of Mrs. Mary B. Whiting, deed., of Millwood P. O., 
Clarke Co., Virginia. 

The portrait of Mary Mann is at present owned by Dr. R. C. 
M. Page, of New York, he having received it from Capt. Thomas 
Jefferson Page, of Florence, Italy, in August, 1892. This portrait 
had been in Captain Page's family for fifty-three years. It was first 
carried to the Argentine Republic, S. A., after the Civil War in the 
United States, and afterward to Florence. There are yet five other 
family portraits remaining in possession of Captain Page, as de- 
scribed elsewhere. The portrait of Mann Page, Jr. (half-brother of 
Gov. John Page) and Elizabeth, his sister, who afterward married 
Benjamin Harrison, of Brandon, is in the possession of Mrs. Lucy 
Gwyn Carter, of Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia. 

The portrait of Robert Page, of Broadneck, is thought to be 
in possession of Commodore William Hopkins, San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia. 

R. C. M. PAGE, M.D. 

31 West 33d Street, 
New York, 1893. 



PART r. 

PAGE FAMILY IX VIRGINIA. 




COAT-OF-ARMS OF COL. JOHN PAGE, 

FIRST OF HIS FAMILY IN VIRGINIA. 



AS EMBLAZONED BY J. S. AND A. B. WYON, CHIEF ENGRAVERS OF HER MAJESTY'S SEALS, 

287 Regent Street, London. 



■• Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, ivhich minister 
questions, rather than godly edifying. " — i Timothy i. 4. 

" Bitt avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, 
and strivings about the laic; for they are unprofitable and vain." — 
Titus hi. 9. 




(From the original portrait by Sir Peter Lely, London, 1660.) 



COL. JOHN PAGE, 

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia, 

FIRST OF THE PAGE FAMILY IX VIRGINIA. 

Died 23d January, 1692, Aged (35. 



PAGE FAMILY. 



I. John Page, the first of the family in Virginia, is mentioned 
on his tombstone at Williamsburg, James City Co., Virginia, as 
"Colonel John Page, of Bruton Parish, Esquire." 

According to the record in the custody of the registrar of the 
College of Arms, London, he was the son of Francis Page, of the 
Parish of Bedfont, Middlesex Co., England. 

Francis Page died loth Oct., I*i78, aged eighty-four and was 
buried in the chancel of St. Mary's Church, Bedfont. The inscrip- 
tion on the tombstone shows that it was placed there by " John Page, 
his son, of York County, Virginia, Merchant." The original tomb- 
stone was removed from the church in 1865 during repairs, and was 
placed in the churcliA-ard against the eastern wall where it now 
stands. But in 1880 a brass plate was put in the chancel where the 
original tombstone formerly rested. On the brass plate is an ex- 
act copy of the coat-of-arms and inscription from the original, and a 
statement that it was placed there in 1889 by Dr. Richard Channing 
Moore Page, of New York. 

The coat-of-arms found on the tombstone of Col. John Page, at 
Williamsburg, Va., is as follows, the arms being identical in out- 
line with those of Francis Page, except the bordure: 

Arms— A fesse daucette between three martlets, a middle chief crescent. 
Cresx- — A demi-horse forcene (rearing). 

There are no marks on the tombstone to indicate the tinctures, 

and no motto. The latter, however, is unimportant. The crescent 

found on the arms signifies merely "second son." Col. John Page 

married, about 1656, Alice, whose surname, from the coat-of-arms on 

her tombstone at Williamsburg, Va. , is supposed to be Luckin, of the 

County of Middlesex, England. It is thought that she was descended 

from the baronet of the same name whose coat-of-arms is as follows : 

Arms. — Sable, a fesse indented between two leopards' faces or. 
Crest. — A demi-griffin or, issuing out of a tower paly of six of the 
last and sable. 

This exactly corresponds in outline with that found on the 

tombstone of Alice, the wife of Col. John Page, except that in the 

latter case the arms have a bordure. 

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The omission of the bordure to the arms on the tombstone of Col. 
John Page appears to have been the error of a sculptor who placed 
it by mistake on the arms of the wife Alice, where it does not belong. 

The arms of the Page family in Virginia are, therefore, the first 

above-named of Francis Page of Bedfont, County of Middlesex, 

England, as follows : 

Arms. — Or, a fesse dancette between three martlets azure. 

Crest. — A demi- horse forcene (rearing) per pale dancette or and azure. 

Motto. — Spe Labor Levis. 

The following is an accurate diagram of the fragments of the 
original tombstone of Col. John Page, placed, 1877, in the vestibule 
of the Episcopal Church at Williamsburg, James City Co. , Va. 



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Here liethlnho|peofajoyfull Resurection 

the Body of Couonel John Page of 
Bruton Parish!) Esquire. One of their 

Majesties Counail in the Dominion 

of Virginia . Wlip Departed this 

life the 2j of J muary in the year 

of our Lordi |6^i Aged 63 . 



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Col. John Page was born in England, 1G27, and emigrated to 
Virginia about KJoO when he was about twenty-three years of age. 
According to his tombstone he died '^od January, 16r»-:2, aged sixty- 
five. 

His wife Alice (Luckin?) died at Williamsburg, James City 
Co., Va., 2"2d June, IGO- (last figure obliterated), aged seventy- 
three. 

The following is an exact copy of the coat-of-arms and inscrip- 
tion on her tombstone : 




Here lyeth the Body of Alice Page 

wife of John Page of y County of York 

in Virginia. Aged 73 years. Who 

departed this life the 22d day of June 

Anno Domini 169-. 



The last figure is obliterated, but it looks like 8 : thus, 1698. 

In regard to the above inscription on the tombstone of " Alice 
Page, wife of John Page, of y" County of York in Virginia," it 
may be stated that the two counties of York and James City come 
together at Williamsburg, Va., so that Col. John Page might have 



12 PAGE FAMILY. 

lived in York County, although he is buried in James City County ; 
or he may have lived in both counties at different times. 

All records at Williamsburg', Va., up to recent times have been 
destroyed, as appears from the following certificate of Dr. Robert M. 
Garrett, lately deceased : 

" WU.LIAMSBURG, Va, 16th Dec, 1879. 
"I (li) liereby certify that the records in the clerk's office of the city of 
Williamsburg and James 'City Count}-, Virginia, contain no will of Col. John 
Page, and that the clerk thereof states that all records of both offices — up to a 
short period before the late war — were destroyed during the war. 

"Given under my hand and seal as Justice of the Peace for the city of 
Williamsburg. 

"Ro. M. Garrett, J P." [L. S ] 

In January-, 18T8, a new monument of Carrara marble was 
erected at the head of Col. John Page's grave, which was found by 
the side of that of his wife Alice. The following is copied from the 
Richmond, Va., Weekhj State, of 15th Feb., 1878: 

" A very chaste but substantial obelisk was erected last month over the 
gi'ave of Col. Jolm Page, in the old Episcopal churchyard, at Williamsburg, 
Va. , by Dr. R. Channing M. Page, of New York. The fragments of about 
lialf the original tombstone were found and collected from various parts of the 
churchyard. By permission of the vestry, these were placed in the vestibule 
of the church for preservation The coat-of-arms and inscription are still visi- 
ble, the latter reading as follows : 

"  Here lieth in hope of a Joyfull Resurection the Body of Colonel John 
Page, of Bruton Parish, Esquire. One of their Majesties Council in the 
Dominion of Virginia. Who Departed this life the 23 of January, in the year 
of our Lord -69^. Aged 65. ' 

'■ The date of the year has been obliterated in part, but it must have been, 
originally, 169|. The grave was marked by a mound of broken bricks, etc. , 
by the side of his wife, Alice, whose tombstone is still in a fair state of pres- 
ervation. The obelisk is about twelve feet high, and consists of a shaft, die, 
and base of the best Carrara marble, with a plinth of granite, the whole having 
been very neatly executed by Messrs. Draddy Bros., of Broadwaj*, New York. 
It is erected on a solid foundation of brick and cement, extending six feet 
deep, at a total cost of five hundred dollars. The inscriptions, etc., are as 
follows, viz. , Front face : coat-of-arms. Col. John Page died 23d January, 
1692. Aged, 65. Name and date also on plinth beneath the ground. Reverse : 
'He being dead yet speaketh. ' — Heb. xi. 4. Right face : the original inscription 
copied from the old tombstone with a notice to that effect. Reverse : erected 
January, 1878, to replace the original tombstone. " 







£5^3 



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(From a drawing by Draddy Bros., Broadway, New York, 1878.) 

MONUMENT TO COL. JOHN PAGE, 

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia. 
Erected January, 1878, to replace the original tombstone. 



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"Their Majesties," occurring in the inscription refers, of course, 
to William and Mary, who reigned 1690-1702, They were suc- 
ceeded by Queen Anne, 1702-14. 

It is evident that the fragment of date, -69^, found on the 
tombstone of Col. John Page, was, originally, 169^. This means 
1691 or 1692, and was also written 16|^, 1691-2, or 1691-'92, etc. 

The error of the Julian calendar consisted in making the year 
365^ days, which was about eleven minutes too long. This in time 
amounted to days. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII. ordered the 5th 
October to be called the 15th, and that the years 1700, 1800 and 
1900 should not be accounted leap years. That is the Gregorian 
calendar. 

The change from Julian to Gregorian reckoning was made in 
Great Britain bj^ act of Parliament, Sept., 1752, the 3d of that 
month being called the 14th, and the following year to commence 
January 1st instead of March 25th. It appears that O. S. (old sij\e) 
and N. S. (new style) refer only to the Julian and Gregorian calen- 
dars respectively, e.g.: George Washington, born 11th Feb., O. S. ; 
22dFeb., N. S. 

From the fourteenth century up to 1752, in England, the legal 
and ecclesiastical year both began 25th March, which was the sup- 
posed date of the immaculate conception. After the change was 
adopted, in 1752, by which the legal year began 1st January, events 
which had occurred in January, February, and up to the 25th March 
of the old legal year, would, according to the new arrangement, be 
reckoned in the next subsequent year. In such cases, the dates of 
both years were given, and this custom prevailed for a long time 
after the change in 1752 was adopted. 

Bishop Meade, in his " Old Churches, Ministers, and Families 
in Virginia," Vol. I., p. 146, states as follows: 

"In 1078 it was proposed to erect, at Williamsburg, a good 
church to take the place of two indifferent ones in the parish. Row- 
land Jones was the first rector. John Page, first of the Family, 
headed the list of subscriptions with £20, and gave the ground for 
the church and gravej^ard. . . . Afterwards his eldest son, Francis, 
enlarged the church," etc. For a picture of this church see Bishop 
Meade, opus citatum, Vol. I., p. 146. 

Bishop Meade, Vol. I., op. cit., p. 195, also states that it was 



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called Bniton Parish, in honor of Thomas Liulwell, who came from 
a parish of the same name in Somersetshire, England. 

The church and wall around the churchyard are built of brick, 
and are both in a good state of preservation. It is usually said that 
the bricks used in the building of this and of other churches in those 
days, were imported. This, however, is probably a mistake. Rev. 
Philip Slaughter (" Hist, of Bristol Parish," p. DO) says : " There was 
no occasion for it, as brickmakers were among the earliest impor- 
tations, and the bills for moulding and burning the brick for the 
capitol at Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., are still extant. 
(Palmer's Calendar of State Papers, 125; 1st Henning, 208.)" 

The gates, both of wrought iron, are very ornamental. The ivy 
that now grows so luxuriantly at the east end of the church, orig- 
inally came from Westminster Abbey, England. 

The following is a copy of a letter from Col. John Page to his 
son ]\Iatthew : 

"To My Loving Son, Capt. Matthew Page. 

"Son Matthew : I herewith present you a New Years gift, wherein you 
may observe the excellency of Sci'ipture learning, which I desire that you may 
read, mark, and learn, that you may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed 
hope of everlasting life which God hath given you in the Gospel of ovn- Saviour 
Jesus Christ. You will in this little book see what you are by nature — born in 
sin, having in 3'oa an original pravity, indisposition to do good, and i^roneness 
to evil. There is also tavight you that Christ by His death vau(|uished death 
as Himself saith (Jolm xi., 25), "I am the resurrection and the life: he that 
believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. " Therefore endeavor 
that Christ's death may become effectual to your soul, that you may rise from 
the death of sin to righteousness of life. Keep yourself from sin, and pray for 
God's Spirit to establish faith and sanctificatiou in your heart, that you may 
live an heavenly conversation on earth ; that, after death, eternal glory may be 
your portion. Set not lighth' by my gift, but esteem those fatherly instructions 
above earthly riches. Consider the dignity of yovir soul, and let no time slip 
whereby jou may, with God's assistance, work out your salvation with fear 
and trembling. I pray God bless you and give His blessing to what I have 
written for your everlasting happiness, Avhich is the prayer of your truly loving 
father, John Page. 

'•January 1st, 1688." 

The little book referred to in this letter, and presented by Col. 
John Page to his son Matthew, on the first day of Januarv, 1688, as 
a New Year's gift, was a MS. on parchment in Colonel Page's hand- 



16 PAGE FA^IILY. 

writing, and heavily bound. It contained practical instructions of 
a religious nature, together with quotations from the Bible. Though 
perhaps it was never intended for the press, yet it was so much esteemed 
by the late Bishop William Meade, of Virginia, that in the year 1856 
he had it published. It was printed from the original MS. by Henry 
B. Ashmead, George St., above Eleventh, Philadelphia, Pa. There 
are a limited number of copies. These are distributed chiefly among 
Colonel Page's descendants, by whom the book is known as '' The 
Deed of Gift." 

Bishop Meade, in his preface to this book, states that Col. John 
Page died 28d January, 1091-2, aged sixty. This is an evident mis- 
take, since, according to the inscription on his tombstone, he died 
at that time, aged sixty-five. 

At the end of the book there is a notice — written by Bishop 
Meade presumably, though not signed — stating that the book was 
written by a titled personage. This mistake appears to be due to a 
statement made by Gov. John Page, in his brief autobiography, in 
which he sa3^sthat Colonel Page was supposed to have been knighted 
(see Bishop Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., p. 147, note). That he was not 
knighted, however, is a fact now well known and easily proved. It 
is not known what became of the original MS. of " The Deed of Gift." 
It is positively certain, however, that Mr. Henry B. Ashmead, of 
Philadelphia, after printing the book, returned the original MS. to 
Bishop William Meade. It is highly probable that the original MS. 
is now in possession of the family of Capt. Thomas Jefferson Page, 
U.S.N., now residing in Florence, Italy. 

The following is a copy of the will of Col. John Page, taken from 
the records in the clerk's office at Yorktown, Va., in Maj^, 1884: 

In the name of God Amen. I, John Page, of Middle Plantation, in Yorke 
County, in Virginia, Esqr. , being in good health, perfect memory & under- 
standing (praised be God) doe make & ordain this my last Will & Testament 
in manner & form as following. Imprimis I surrender my soule into y hands 
of God, my Creator, considering that my body being raised from nothing to 
what ittisnow, is a mutation noe lesse than infinite; stedfastly believing after 
this mortall life ended, that by y Divine power of God & merrit of my Saviour, 
Jesus Christ, y'' ressurrection of my body and everlasting life, my body I re- 
mitt to y Earth, to be decentlj' buryed, with Christian buriall according to y 
reights & ceremonies of y" Church of England, in y" Church yard of Bruton 
Pish, where I now live (if I happen to dye in or near that Pish) within ten 



WILLIAMSBURG. 17 

foot of y South side of y'' Cliurch wall from }•« Chancill Door to y' East end of 
y Chunh, And that over my <;rave erected with brick three foot six inches 
above ground, be laid u pollisht black marble stone of a good dimention. Itm. 
(in case itt shall happen that my dear and loving wife shall survive me) I give 
unto her so long as she shall live, and to my beloved son Francis Page & his 
heires forever. All of my seat, tract or divident of laud situate lying and Iteing 
att Middle Plantation, aforesaid, together with that other Plantation or tract 
of land situate neare James Citty, called y" Neck of land, formerly pai-t of y 
land & possession of my brother Mathew Page, deceased, which by and after 
his decease, was according to his will nuide over and given to his son Mathew 
Page, and which by y" ^lathew Page y*^^ son was mortgaged to me y one and 
twentieth day of Decemb. one thousand six hundred and eighty three, and 
acknowledged in y" Gen" Court, y* nineteenth day of Aprill then next follow- 
ing, for security of y payment of one hundred & four pounds Ster'*-', y which 
sum (with twent}' six pounds more I gave him) I i>aid and delivered for ree- 
deeming him from Slavery out of Algiers & cloathing him att London) with 
all tenements houses out houses edittices profitts emoluments & appurtenances 
what soever, to y said several plantations or either of them belonging or ap- 
purtainiug. And I doe also bequeath y use possession and occupation of all & 
singular such servants slaves cattle horses sheep hogs, household stuffe lining 
woollen plate brass pewter, bedding furniture, utensills of household & hus- 
bandry both within dores & without, and all & singular other my goods chat- 
tells and personall estate whatsoever, which att y time of my decease shall be 
remaining or being on my said plantations att Middle Plantation & Neck of 
land, or thereto or either of them belonging or therewith used and enjoyed, the 
rents proffits increase cropps neat proceeds, benefits & advantages, which shall 
arise, be made or had, of & from, my said plantations att Middle Plantation & 
Neck of land, or either of them, y* first and principall stock, being in the first 
place made good & vindeminished both in quantity & quallity. And alsoe y* 
houses, fences orchards & plantations kept in as good order and repair as they 
shall be att y° time of iwj decease) to be equally devided, had and taken by and 
between my said wife & my said sonn Francis, his Executors, Adm" Assignes, 
And in case of y*^ death of my said wife either before or after me, then I doe 
give will & bequeath my said personall Estate, remaining or foinid at my said 
plantations att Middle Plantation and Neck of land or either of them unto my 
said sonn Francis, his Executors Adn^^ or Assignes forever. And I doe hereby 
declare that my said wife, by the true intent & meaning of this my Will is 
only to have a Joynt Estate for her life with my said sonn Francis and his 
heirs, in and to y" said two plantations att Middle Plantation and Neck of 
land, and to the personall estate on y<* said plantations, shee is only to have 
y** joynt use thereof for her life, with my said sonn Francis, his Executors or 
Assignes, onh' \' neat proceeds of y proffits arising therebj' from & after my 
decease as aforesaid to be divided had and taken equally (that is to say) one 
moyety or halfe part by my said wife and the other half part by my said sonn 
Francis, his Executors and Assignes. And that in case of the death of my said 
wife before or after me, mv son Francis is to have the aforesaid two plantations 
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to liim aud liis heires forever, and y personall estate to the said plantations & 
either of them belonging as aforesaid to him his Esecu'" Adm''^ and Assignes 
for ever more, provided always and neverthelesse, that if my said nephew, 
Matthew Page, doe or shall at anytime within tenn years, next after y" date of 
this my will pay or cause to be paid to me my Execut'^'' or Assignes y* aforesaid 
sum of one hundred and four pounds Ster' for which y said plantation att y* 
Neck of land stands mortgaged to me as aforesaid, that then my devise or 
bequest of y* said plantation, called 3-' Neck of land, only to be voyd and of 
noe effect. And that my said cousin [nephew?] Matthew Page, if then living 
shall be estajid in and repossessed of so much of y*" said plantation called y" 
Neck of land as the mortgage to me, but in case y'^ said Matthew dye before y" 
expiration of y said terme of tenn years, then his heires executorrs or adm" 
to have noe bennefitt or advantage of this provisoe. Itm forasmuch as I have 
been att great charge in y* purchase building & placeing on my plantation 
called Mehixtou in New Kent County a competent number of Negroe slaves, 
cattle, horses sheei^ hoggs & other things convenient and necessary to maunage 
y*" said plantation to advantage, & likewise a considerable expence in erecting 
repairing and keeping in order my Mehixton Water Mill on Tottapottamoys 
Creek, and as yett finde in my sonn Matthew Page noe inclination to take a 
wjfe, now to y end my said plantation and Mill may not basely dessend or 
come to him or them, if I shall by this my last Will appoynt without y" stock 
that sliall remaine ujjon my said plantation, and ntt y" said Mill att y" time of 
my death, therefore for y® better of such person or persons that shall succeed 
in y*" inhabiting my sd plantation Mehixton, and enjoy my said Mill, my 
Will is, and I hereby give and bequeatli unto my said dear and loving wife 
Alice, and my well beloved sonn Matthew Page for their respective lives all 
that my said seat tract or divident of land called Mahixton with all houses, 
outhouses ediffices profitts & appurtenences thereto belonging, situate on Tot- 
tapottamoys Creek, together with the use jiossession and occupation of all such 
of my servants, slaves, cattle horses sheep (y' one halfe of y' sheep being now 
my said sonn Matthew's) household stuff, linnen wollen, plate, brass, pewter, 
bedding, furniture utensills of household & husbandry, both within doores & 
without, & all & singular other my goods chattells and i:)ersonall estate, what- 
soever which att y* time of my decease shall be remaining or being on my said 
plantation called Mahixton, and the aforesaid Mill or thereto belonging, or 
therewith enjoyed, y" rents, profitts, encrease, advantage, bennefitt, cropps 
and cleare proceeds of y" same (y principall stock not being diminished, but 
first made good both in quantity and quality) to be equally divided, had and 
taken by and between my said wife and my said son Matthew, share & share 
alike (that is one moyet}" to y one, and the other moyety to y other, for and 
towards their necessary support & maintainance. And further it is my Will 
and intent that my Mahixton plantation and Mill forever remain & continue 
insepable to whome y right tytle or interest of _y said plantation shall come 
being dependant one on y other, and in case of the death of my said wife be- 
fore or after my decease, and before my said sonn Matthew, then I give and 
bequeath my said whoie plantation called Mehixton with y appurtences and 



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y aforesaid Mill & lands with y*^ appurtences to them or either of them belong- 
ing unto my said sonn Matthew, for y- terme of his uatureal life & y" use pos- 
session and occupation of all & every, the servants, negroes, cattle goods chat- 
tells and other personal estate to y said plantation called Mehixton and Mill 
belonging, only for his life, and after the decease of my wife and son IMatthew, 
I give and beiiueath my said plantation called Mahixton with y appurtences 
and }•"■ said Mill and lands thereto belonging unto y* heires male or female of 
y" body of my said sonn Matthew, lawfully begotten or to be begotten. And 
for want of such issue of my said son Matthew, then I give the said plantation 
called Mehixton with appurtences and Mill with y" land thei-eunto belonging, 
together with y'' use bennefitt and occupation of all such of my servants, slaves, 
cattle, horses, household stufFe, and other my personall estate thereto belonging 
to my nephew, John Page, son of my brother Robert Page late of Hattou on 
Hownsley heath, for and during y" terme of y" natureall life of y" said John 
Page. And from and after his decease, I give and bequeath y" said plantation 
of Mehixton, and y sai<l Mill and appurtences with y" use of all the negroes, 
serv" cattle household stuffe and other per.sonall estate to the said plantation & 
Mill, belonging, to the heires male of the said John Page lawfully begotten or 
to be begotten, and for want of such heir maile on y" body of my said nephew 
John Page, then to the R' heire of me y testator, on this condition neverthe- 
less, that if my said Cozen [XKPHEwr] Jiihn or his heir male, doe not per- 
sonally come into Vii-g" and actually live on my said plantation of Mehixton 
within eighteen monthes next after notice that y'' same shall or may come to 
him, by y true intent of this my will, then y" bequest hereby made to him or 
them shall be utterly voyd. and upon such refusall y said plantation called 
Mehixton and Mill, witli all iny personall estate thereto belonging to goe and 
decend forever to such reiglit heir of me y«' testator, as shall be actually living 
in Virginia. Itm. I give and bequeath to my said wife Alice and two sonues 
Francis and Matthew, y" lease of those five tennements with y appurtenances, 
situate on Longditch in y" Citty of Westminster (whicli I hould of y Dean & 
Chapter of y Collegiatt Church of St. Peeters in Westminster, for y*" ternje of 
twenty seven j-ears from y five and twenth day of March next to come and 
unexpired att y* yearly Rent of forty eight shillings and sixpence, for four ac- 
quitances) which houses I have lett to Francis Norris, Bricklayer, and Dan' 
Finch, Carpenter, by lease dated y four and Twentyeth day of March Anno 
Dom. one thousand six hundred eighty three for Twenty seven years to come 
the five and twentyeth day of December now last jjast imder y reserved yearly 
rent of forty pounds Ster' to have and to hold to my said wife and two sons 
and the longer liver of them his Execut"^" Adm" or Assignes with the improved 
rent thereby due and payable, for and dureing y residue of y= terme which att 
my decease shall be to come of y" lease granted to me of y" same 

Itm. I give y* remainder of my two hundred and ninety one acres of land 
situate in y forks of Powhatan (net sold to Henry Malara) unto my said son 
Francis and the heirs male of his body lawfullj* begotten, and for want of such 
heirs maile, to my Grandson John Tyler sonn of my Grand daughter Eliz : 
Tyler, and his heires forever. Itm. I give to my said Grandson John Tyler the 



20 PAGE FAMILY. 

sum of fifty pounds Ster' to be paid att his age of eighteen j^ears, and in case 
he dye before that age, then in lieu thereof I give ilie sum of tJiirty pounds 
Ster' to such other child of my said Grand daughter, Eliz : Tyler as shall attaine 
first to y" age of eighteen years. Itm. I give to the children of my brother 
Matthew Page one hundred pounds Ster' (that is to say) to my aforesaid Cozin 
[nephew?] Matthew Page, thirty three pounds six shillings eight pence, to 
my Cozin [nephew?] Luke Page thirty three pounds six shillings eight pence, 
and to my Cozin [niece?] Marj' Page y" like sum of thirty three pounds six 
shillings eight pence Ster', all which last mentioned sumes, in lett shall be sett 
apart and paid by my Execut" out of my Estate before any divission be made 
thereof among themselves, to y j)erson such legacj- is before given & not to y" 
Executors or Adm'" of such Legatee as shall happen to dye before me. And 
further it is my will, intent & meaning and soe I hereby declare that if it 
shall appeare by my booke written with my owne hand or if itt be with my 
owne hand indorsed on this my Will, that I have made payment in parte or in 
whole of any y legacies before mentioned, that then such payment made by 
me in my life shall be accounted as so much paid of any of y" said legacies 
and what shall be behinde and unpaid, shall be only made good by my Execut". 
Itm : I give and bequeath j" profitts of all and every part, parts, or share of 
such shipps, as at y" time of ni}^ decease, I shall have an interest or title to 
unto my said dear and loving wife, and two well beloved sonus Francis and 
Matthew, to be divided equally between them dureing y"^ uatureall life of my 
said wife, and from and after her decease, I give my part and shares of y* 
ships called the Augustine, and y"" East India Merchant (formerly called the 
Prince) unto my said son Francis his Execut'* and Assignes forever. And my 
part of y"^ shipp Jeffreys to my said sonn Mathew his Execut'^ and Assignes 
forever. And as to all other my goods and chattells, debts, rights, and credits, 
due and owing to me by or from any person or persons whatsoever, in England, 
Virginia or elsewhere, my debts legacies and fuuerall charges being first paid 
and discharged, I give and bequeath to my said dear and loving wife and my 
two well beloved sonns Francis and Matthew or such of them as shall be living 
att y" time of my decease to be equally divided between them share and share 
alike. Itm, itt is my will and desire that such negroes or slaves as I shall dye 
possessed of at Midlde Plantations, y" Neck of land, and Mehixton, when they 
or any of them grow aged and past tlieir labour, that such decrippitt slave or 
slaves be kept ijrovided for and maintained by their respective owners and 
masters, with cloathes, dyatt & all other necessaries, in as good sufficient and 
like manner as when they were able to work. Itm. my Will is, that with as 
convenient speed as may be procured after my decease, eighteen funerall goold 
rings, one with another, of y" value of twenty shillings each, be given to those 
severall friends if living (Viz') to my brother Francis and his wife, — to ray 
brother Gibbs and his wife, — to my sister Ince, those to be given in England, 
— to my dear wife, — to my sonn Francis and his wife, — to my son Matthew, — 
to my Coz. Henry Tj^ler and his wife, — to my Grandson John Chiles, — to my 
honored sister Eliz: Diggs, — to my honored friend Will" Cole, Esquire, — to the 
Reverent Rowland Jones minister and his wife ; — These to be given in Virginia, 



WILLIAMSBURG. 21 

and to m\' brother Robert and his wife iu England. And lastly, of this my last 
Will and Testament, I make my said dear wife, Alice, and my said two well 
beloved sonnes Francis Page & Matthew Page, Joynt Executors, having great 
confidence of my wifes love to our sons, shee being with this my last will right 
well i)leased & contented, I charge & require mj- said sons to honor their mother 
with that hliall love duty dt obedience as is jjleasing to Almighty God, and 
due to parents, each to keep a just and true Ace' of all things relating to their 
mothers interest, and faithfully & truly make paym' of her just right & dues 
given her l)\' this my last will, that noe dispute, strife, debate, or controversy 
may arise between my wife, sons or au}' other Relations claiming any bennefitt 
by this my Will, and if any question or doubt shall arise, my will is that y" 
exposition and determination thereof, shall be judged from time to time ac- 
cording to the litterall sense of this my last will in every behalfe, and by the 
discretion of my Execut'* and two other discreet friends, and noe otherwise. 
And I doe hereby Revoke all former Wills, bequests, and legacies by me made, 
and establish this to be my last Will and Testament. In testimony that this 
(contained iu two sheets of paper, is my last Will and Testament, I have in 
the presence of three witnesses sett my hand & affixed my seal the fifth day of 
March, in y" third year of y* Raigne of our Soveraign Lord King James y* 
Second & Anno Dom. 168f 

JoHN Page 

Signed byy^ Testator JoHX Page (& his wife Alice being also present) and 
also sealed and delivered as his last Will & Testament this fifth day of March 
Anno 1686 in presence of 

Wii Sherwood 
[the seal] Hexry Tyler ' 

Alex. Bonxyman 

Yorke Couxty Ss. Ffruary the 24"' 169i presented iu Court by Capt 
Ffrancis Page one of the joynt Executo" in y"" within Will mentioned, 
and was proved by y'^ oathes of Henry Tyler and Alexander Bonnyman 
two of y* witnesses hereunto. And is Recorded 

Wm Sedgwick C<' Cur. 

Memoraud y* Raseing of part of y*" first and second line, y** sixth, ninth, 
eleventh, nineteenth, twentyth, one two and three and twentyeth lines in y 
second sheet of this my Will, was obliturated with mine own hand 

JoHX Page. 

Memorand That on y" thirtyeth day of September 1689 Mr. Geo : Richards 
by my order paid to my niece Mary Page, thirty three pounds six shillings 
eight pence, in full of all legacy within given, & signed a discharge for the 
same. That ony* 28*'' day of December 1689 y like sume of thirty three pounds 



22 PAGE FAMILY. 

six shillings eiglit pence was paid to my nephew Luke Page in full of y within 
Legacy as by both discharges inclosed herein, being fully paid by my order 

John Page. 

Ffebruaiy y" 24"^ 1694 Recordant. die et Anno superadict 

^ WiLLM Sedwicke C Cur. Ebor. 

A copy 

Teste 

A. F. HUDGIXS 

Clk Court York County V". 

Virginia 
York County to wit : 

I, A. F. HUDGINS, Clerk of the County Court of York County, State of V", 
do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last Will & Testament 
of Jolm Page, deceased, as the same appe'ars of record and on file in my office. 

AVitness my hand and the seal of said Court affixed this the 20"'' day of May 
A. D. 1884, in the 108"^ year of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

A. F. Htdgins Clerk 

York Co. Cts. V^ 

Virginia 

York County to wit : 

I, H. B. Warren, Judge of tlie County Court of York County, State of 

Virginia, do hereby certify that A. F. Hudgins who hath given the foregoing 

Certificate, is clerk of the County Court of York County, State of V" and was 

Clerk of said Court at the time of so giving it. And I further certify that his 

attestation is in due form of law. Given under mj- hand this 24"' day of May 

1884 

H. B. Warren Judge. 

Resume of the Will of Col. John Page. 

Imprimis he surrenders his soul into the hands of God, and directs that 
his body shall be buried with Christian burial, according to the rites and 
ceremonies of the Church of England, in the churchyard of Bruton Parish, 
within ten feet of the south side of the churcli wall, and a black marble stone 
to be placed over his grave, on a brick foundation rising 3 ft. 6 in. from the 
ground. 

I. — He gives equally to his Avife Alice, during her life, and to his son 
Francis, and his lieirs forever, his farm with houses, etc., at Middle Plantation, 
and the farm with houses, etc., near Jamestown, called Xeck of Land; which 
latter belonged to his brother Matthew Page, deceased, whose son Matthew 
had mortgaged said farm, called Neck of Land, to the testator, John Page, 
21st Dec, 1683, at £104 for redeeming said son ^Matthew from slavery out of 
Algiers. In addition he had given the said Matthew £26 for expenses, includ- 
ing clothing him, at London. 

After the death of his wife Alice, the whole of both places to go to his son 



WILLIAMSBURG. 23 

Francis. If. however, the said Matthew redeem the Neck of Land farm of the 
mortgage of £104 in ten jears, the said Matthew is to have the farm back. 
OtJierwise it is to go to liis son Francis. 

II. — He gives his farm called Mehixton with water mill thereon, both 
situated on Tottapottamoy Creek, New Kent Co., Va. , to his wife Alice and 
his son Matthew e(|ually. After the death of his wife Alice, his son Matthew 
to have it all, and the farm and mill are not to be separated. After the death 
of his son Matthew, who as yet is not inclined to marry, the Mehixton farm, 
houses, etc., and mill to go to Matthew's lawful heirs if he have any. If not, 
the Mehixton farm, lioiises, etc., and mill, after Matthew's death without 
heirs, are to go to his nephew John Page, son of his brother Robert Page, late 
of Hatton, Hownsley Heath, during his life. After his death to his heirs if 
he have any. If not, or if he do not come to Virginia and actually live on 
the place eighteen months after notice, the property to go to his rightful heir 
then living in Virginia. 

III. — He gives to liis wife Alice and his two sons Francis and Matthew 
equally, or the longer liver of them, the profits arising from the lease of five 
tenements on Longditch, in Westminster, which he held from the Dean of St. 
Peter's, in "Westminster, for twenty-seven years from 2oth March, 1683, at JfS 
shillings and G pence (£3 8 6) per annum, but which he liad "rented out for 
twenty-seven j'ears from 20th Dec. . 1682, under lease dated 20th March, 1683, 
to Francis Norris, bricklayer, and Danl. Finch, carpenter, at forty pounds ner 
annum ! 

IV. — He gives 291 acres of laud, left over from some sold to Henry Malara, 
in the forks of Powhatau, to his sou Francis and his heirs male. In want of 
which, it goes lo nis granason John Tyler, son of his granddaughter Eliz. Tyler, 
and his heirs forever. 

\^. — He gives £50 to his grandson, John Tyler, to be paid wdien he becomes 
eighteen years old. If he die befoi-e then, £30 to such other child of his grand- 
daughter Eliz. Tj'ler as shall first become eighteen. 

VI. — He gives to each of his brother Matthew's children as follows: (1) to 
his nephew Matthew Page, £33 6 8; (2) to his nephew Luke Page, the same ; 
and (3) to his niece Marj^ Page, the same. If any are paid off during his life, 
as was the case with Luke and Mary, they were not to get it after his death. 
[The record mentions them as Cozuis; a term of consanguinity then used for 
relatives further than brother or sister — as O Tybavilt, my cozen, my own 
brother's son! (Shaks.) In a codicil, Luke and Mary are properly called 
nephew and niece, respectiveh". ] 

VII. — He gives his interest in ships equally to his wife Alice and his two 
sons Francis and Matthew during her life. After her death, his interest in 
the Augustine and East India Merchant (formerly called the Prince) is to go 
to his son Francis, etc. , forever. His interest in the ship Jeffreys to go to his 
son Matthew, etc., forever. 

All other dues, chattels, etc., not mentioned, to be equally divided between 
the three or such as shall be alive when he dies. 

VIII. —All the negroes at either of the farms at Middle Plantation, Neck 



24 PAGE FAMILY. 

of Land, and Mehixtou, when they become old, are to be taken care of, with 
clothes, diet, and all other necessaries as when they were able to work. 

IX. — Eighteen gold rings, each costing twenty shillings, to be given to the 
following friends if living when he dies : (1 & 3) his brother Francis and his 
wife ; (3 & 4) his brother Robert and his wife ; (5 & 6) his brother Gibbs and 
his wife ; (7) his sister Ince (Jure — Tyler) ; those to be given in England. And 
in Virginia the following : (8) to his wife Alice ; (9 & 10) to his son Francis 
and his wife ; (11) to his son Matthew ; (12 & 13) to his cousin Henry Tyler and 
his wife ; (1-1) to his grandson John Chiles; (15) to his honored sister Eliz. 
Diggs; (16) to his honored friend Wm. Cole, Esq. ; (17 & 18) to Rev. Rowland 
Jones and his wife. 

X. — Lastly he makes his dear wife Alice and his two well-beloved sons 
Francis and Matthew joint executors. Should any doubt or dispute arise, it 
is to be settled by the executors and two other discreet friends. He revokes 
all other wills, etc., and signs this on the 5th March, 168&, and 3d year of the 
reign of James II. , in the presence of Wm. Sherwood, Henry Tyler, and Alex. 
Bonnyman. 

Col. John Page died 23d January, 1692. On the 24th Feby. , 1692, the will 
was presented in court by Capt. Francis Page, one of the joint executors, and 
was proved by the oaths of Henry Tyler and Alexander Bonnyman, two of the 
witnesses. And was recorded. 

Signed by AVii Sedgwick C"' Cur. (also written C' Cur. Ebor. ) 

Mr. Lyon G. Tyler, son of the late John Tyler, ex-President 
U. S., writes under date of April 29th, 1884, Richmond, Va., as 
follows : — 

I inclose you the testimony I collected and hastily jotted down, from 
which you will jierceive that Col. Page speaks of a grandson named John 
Chiles. It appeared to me at the time that Elizabeth, wife of Henry Tyler, 
was sister of John Childs. You will observe also that there was a Mr. John 
Page, of Gloucester Co. , Adm' of Matthew Page of Rosewell. (This John Page 
Avas undoubtedly the husband of Eliz. Page, only child of Capt. Francis Page, 
brother of Matthew.) Ann Tyler, mother of Henry Tyler, husband of Elizabeth 
in question, makes a Mr. John Page trustee in her deed of gift, June 24, 1672. 
She speaks of liim as her " trusty and well-beloved friend. " Deed Book 1671- 
76. p. 17. 

It appears that John Tyler lived to become eighteen years old, 
and received the fifty pounds according to Colonel Page's will. Mr. 
Lyon G. Tyler, under same date, incloses the following copy of the 
record : 

Received by me, John Tyler, son of Mr. Henry Tyler, of Yorke County 
in Virginia, and grand son of Coll" John Page, formerly of y said County in 



WILLIAMSBURG 35 

Virginia, dece'', of John Page of y* County of Gloucester, fifty pounds of law- 
ful inony of Englantl, by bills of Exchange on Mr. Micajah Perry and Couip" 
Merch'* in London at ten days sight. The said Sum being due to me, the said 
John Tyler, for a legacy left me by y" last Will & Testament of y' said Coll" 
John Page Dec', which I do herebj' acknowledge to have received and dis- 
charge and acquit the said John Page of y" said County of Gloucester & Mary 
his wife. Admin'* of Matt. Page Esq" late of y" said County of Gloucester 
dece**, one of y" Exec" of y'^ last Will & Testament of y* said Coll" John Page 
deced., and hold myself fulh' satisfied, contented and paid. In witness where- 
of I have hereunto set my hand and seal tliis nineteenth day of August 1706. 

John Tyler 

Signed, sealed, and delivered in }•* presence of 

Mary Whaley 
Hex. Carv 

At a Court held for Yorke Coimty June the 24"", 1707, John Tyler the above 
mentioned came into Court & acknowledged y" above writing as his act and 
deed, & according to order is Recorded. 

WiLLLVJi TuxLEP Jr., Dep. Clerk. 



This " John Page and Mary his wife, Admin' of Matt. Page, 
Esqr late of y" said County of Gloucester dece'V' was the same John 
Page who married, first, Elizabeth, the only child of Capt. Francis 
Page, and, secondly, Mary Mann, the widow of Hon. Matthew Page, 
deceased. 

Col. John Page, first of his family in Virginia, mentions brothers 
and sisters as follows: (1) Matthew Page, of Virginia, wife un- 
known. Had three children, viz. : Matthew, Luke, and Mary. (2) 
Francis Page, of England, wife and children unknown. (3) Robert 
Page, of Hatton, Hownsley Heath, England, wife unknown. One 
son mentioned, viz., John Page, who was offered some inducements 
by Colonel Page, his uncle, to come to Virginia. He probably mar- 
ried, first, Elizabeth Page, his first cousin, only child of Capt. Francis 
Page, eldest son of Col. John Page-. She died ver}" young, aged 19, 
without known issue. John Page then married, second, Mary Mann, 
widow of Hon. Matthew Page, and removed to Gloucester County, 
where he was administrator of Hon. Matthew Page, of Rose well. 
(4) Gibbs Page and wife unknown, of England. (5) Ince (Jure — 
Tijler), sister, England. 



2G PAGE FAMILY. 

Otiier Relations. 

(1) Grandson John Tyler, son of his granddaughter, Eliz. 
Tyler (wife of his cousin Henry Tyler and probably sister of John 
Chiles). 

(2) His cousin Henry Tyler— wife Elizabeth (Chiles?). 

(3) Grandson John Chiles. 

(4) Sister Eliz. Diggs. 

Colonel Page had only two sons, Francis and Matthew. Of these 
Matthew alone had surviving male issue — one, Mann Page, who was 
the only real grandson. How could he \ia,ye grandsons John Tyler 
and John Chiles? Eliz. Diggs was his sister by courtesy and 
mother of his daughter-in-law. John Tyler was great-grandfather 
of John Tyler, ex-President of the United States. 

Col. John Page may have had a daughter married Chiles, who 
had John ; and Eliz. married Henry Tyler. If so, their son, John 
Tyler, would have been great-grandson of Col. John Page and not 
grandson. Mr. F. R. Rives stated that in those days grandchildren 
and grandchildren's children were probably all called grandchildren 
only. On the other hand, nephew meant grandson ; niece meant any 
relation in general, especially aunt; and cousin meant any relation 
more distant than sister or brother. It was frequently used for 
nephew. 

Eliz. Diggs (mother of Mary Diggs, wife of Francis?) was either 
sister by courtesy or else sister Avho married Diggs. 

Memoranda of Papers Carried to England iier Cunard Steamship Aurania, 

Cajitain Hains, Dtli July, 1S84. 

I. Probate Order. Ordo'^ for A probate of y^ last Will & Testameut of 
John Page Esq' deceased was this day granted unto Alice his Avife Executrix 
and his two sonnes Capt ffrancis and Capt Mathew Pages joynt Executors ap- 
pointed by y said AVill, which was this day proved in Court by y'" Oathes of 
Henry Tyler & Alexander Bonnyman, two of y Witnesses to y* said Will 

A Copy 

Teste 

A. F. HUDGIXS 

Clk Court, York County, V». 

II. Will of John Page foregoing. 



WILLIAMSBURG. 27 

III. Certificate of British Vice-Consul as follows : 

British Vice Consulate, 

Richmond, Virginia, U. S. A. 
I, William ^larsliall, British Vice-Consul at Richmond, State of Virginia, 
Do hereby Certify That A. F. Hutlgins, whose genuine Signature, and Seal of 
his Court, are respectively subscribed, and attixed to the foregoing Certificate, 
was on the day of the date thereof, the Clerk of the County Court of York 
County, State of Virginia, duly (jualified, to whose official acts, faith and 
credit are due — and that the signature of H. B. Warren to his certificate is 
that of the Judge of the aforesaid County Court of York County, State of 
Virginia. 

In Testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal of office, at the 
City of Richmond, Va. on this Sixth day of June, A. D. 1884. 

William Marshall, 

British Vice-Consul. 

IV. Coat-of-arms drawing and Draddj^'s and Smith's Certificates, same as 
in first edition of this book, but Consul" s and County Clerk's certificates some- 
what different, as follows : 

State of New York, } 

City and County of New York, \ 

I, PATRICK KEENAN, Clerk of the City and County of New York, and 
also Clerk of the Supreme Court for tlie said City and County, the same being 
a Court of Record, DO HEREBY CERTIFY, That A. P. Smith whose name is 
subscribed to the Certificate of the i^roof or acknowledgment of the annexed 
Instrument, and thereon written, was, at the time of taking such proof and 
acknowledgment, a Notary Public in and for the City and County of New 
York, dwelling in the said City, commissioned and sworn, and duly authorized 
to take the same. And further, that I am well acquainted with the hand- 
writing of such Notary and verily believe that the signature to the said certifi- 
cate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine. I further certify that said Instru- 
ment is executed and acknoirledged according to the law of the State of Neio York. 

In Testuniony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal 
of the said Court and County, the 26th day of June, 1884. 

Patrick Keenan, Clerk. 

HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S CONSULATE-GENERAL, NEW' YORK. 

(Arms of Great Britain follow.) 

I, J. PiERREPONT Edwards, Esqr., Her BRITAN^^c Majesty's Acting 
Consul General, Do Hereby Certify (old Eng.), That I have reason to be- 
lieve that the Signature subscribed and Seal affixed to the Certificate hereunto 
annexed, are the true Signature and Seal of A. P. Smith who was on the day 
of the date of said Certificate, a Notarv Public in and for the State of New 



28 PAGE FAMILY. 

York, duly commissioned and sworn, to whose Official acts faith and credit 
are due. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF (old Eng.), I do hereunto set my hand and seal of 
Office at the City of New York, this Twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of 
our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four. 

J. PiERREPONT Edwards. 

V. Two Laud Office Certificates endorsed by British Vice-Consul etc. , as 
follows : 

Johu Page 200 Land Reg. Vol. 3, p. 66. 

(1). To all et, whereas et. Now Know y"", That I the said Richard Bennett 

Esq'' et give and grant unto John Page, Merchant two hundred acres of Land 

Situated on the North side of Yorke river beginning at a little run joyning to 

the Laud of Colt"' William Clay borne running West by South by the river ten 

perches West North West behind Sunken Ground one hundred forty two perches 

and Soe North by West fourteen perches to a creeke ruuing East North East 

three hvmdred and Seventy perches by the said Creeke thence South by East to 

the back of Colto : Clayborne and Soe West by South halfe a i^oint Southerly 

and thence South halfe a point Westerly one mile to the place where it began. 

The said Land being due unto the said John Page Merchant by and for the 

transportation of four persons into this Colony to have and to hold et. Yielding 

and paying et which payment is to be made Seven years after the first grant 

or Sealing thereof and not before, provided et. Dated the 23'' of August 1653 

Ut in Alys 

John Page Merchant ' 

NOICE — 

- William Ord 
John Cox 

Land Office, Richmond, Virginia. 
I hereby certif.v the foregoing to be a true copy from the Records of this 
Office as Witness my hand and Seal of Office this 27th daj' of June, 1884. 

I. A. WiNGFIFLD, 

Reg. Land Office. 

British Vice-Consulate, 

Richmond, Virginia, U. S. A. 
I hereby certify, That I. A. Wingfield, whose true signature and seal of 
his Office ai-e respectively subscribed and affixed to the foregoing Certificate, 
was on the day of the date thereof the Registrar of the Land Office of the State 
of Virginia, to whose official acts faith and credit ai-e due. 

In Testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal of office at the 
City of Richmond on this 2Tth day of June, A. D. 1884. 

William Marshall, 

British Vice-Consul. 



WILLIAMSBURG. 29 

John Page 850, Land Reg. Vol 8, p. 312. 

(2) . To all et. Whereas et. Now know y«'>- that I the said Richard Bennett 
Esq' et give and grant unto j\P. John Page, Merchant Eight hundred and fifty- 
acres of Land Situated on the south side of the freshes of Yorke river. Begin- 
ning by a little run at a marked Beech tree running East South East down the 
river to another marked beech tree by a ruuu adjoyuiug to the now Laud of 
M'. Anthony Langstone runing one mile South South West into the Maine woods 
and Soe West halfe a point Northerly on the back side four hundred and eight 
perches from thence North, North East one mile to the place where it begann. 
The said Land being due unto the said John Page by and for the transportation 
of Seventeen persons into this Colony et. and also by order of the Governo"" and 
Councill bearing Date the blank to have and to hold et. Yielding and paying 
et. which jiayment is to be made Seven years after the first grant or Sealing 
thereof and not before provided et. Dated the blank. 

Sam Smith Mary Page Andrew Coster 

Jno . BiNiAS Thomas Pevixn George Beashill 

Alice Page Thomas Wadlowe Mary JIiddleton 

Eliza Page Morris Garrett Jane Vallm 

Anne Hill 
Anne Cooper 
Eliza Parsons 

Then follows certificate of registrar; also British Vice-Consul, 
same as the one before this. 

This one bears no date, but occurred during Richard Bennet's* 
governorship of Virginia, 30th April, 1652, to 30th March, 1055. 

It ma}^ be stated here that other branches of the Page family 
owned land in the colony of Virginia at various times, as evidenced 
by the following extracts taken from the old land register in Rich- 
mond, Va. : 

1. Robert Page, patent for 500 acres of land, on Elizabeth Cit}' River, 
April 13•^ 1636, Land R. Vol. I. p. 416. 

2. John Page, Gent. — 2700 acres, Lancaster Co., within tlie freshes of the 
Rappahannock River, eighteen miles above Nansemum town, on North side of 
said river — the 2700 acres of land being by the said John Page called " Pages 
Pilgi-image" — Dated last of Oct. 1656, 1400 acres purchased from Nicholas 
Meriwether, and 1300 acres due for 26 persons. L. R. N° 4, p. 132. 

3. Thomas Page 28U acres on south side of Rappahannock River for trans- 
porting six persons— Apr. 21, 1657. L. R. N" 4, p. 132. 

Also same patentee — 600 acres — south side Rappahannock river — Date 1662. 
L. R. N° 5, p. 246. 

4. Richard Page. County of York— 100 acres— land formerly granted to 
Daniel W^yld and assigned to said Page. Date Sept. 13, 1664. L. R. N" 5, p. 424. 



30 PAGE FAMILY. 

5. Thomas Page and others— 3075 acres in Rappahannock Co. 3'^ Apr. 1667 
— N« 6, p. 182. 

Same, 783 acres in Rap. Co. 16 immigrants 3 Aug. 1667. L. R. N" 6, p. 
183. 

6. Jolm Page, 1900 acres in New Kent Co. , V", on southe side of York 
River— 38 immigrants— March 14'\ 1672— L. R. N« 6, p. 107. 

Ditto 34 immigrants, same date. L. R. N" 6, p. 108. 

7. John Page Esqr. 330 acres Mid. Plantation in York Co., on the north 
side of the road leading through Mid. Plantation to J. Cittie Apr. 16, 1683. 

8. Francis Page, 1600 acres in New Kent Co. on north side of the Pamunky 
river— Dated 20 Apr. 1685— L. R. N" 7, p. 457. 

The following is a copy of the will of Alice Page, wife of Col. 
John Page, taken from the records in the clerk's office at Yorktown, 
Va., in April, 1890: 

In the name of God Amen, I Alice Page of Middle plantation in Yorke 
County Virg. being sick and weak in body but of pfect memory & understanding 
l^raised be God Doe make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in man- 
ner & forme following, flfirst I comend my Soule into y«^ hand of Almighty God 
my Creator hoping y' through the Death and merritts of his blessed Sonne, 
my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I shall be raised again & receive eternall life 
My body I committ to y^ Earth to be decently hurried according to y*^ Reights 
and Ceromonies of y*" Church of England in y" Church yard att Middle planta- 
tion between my late dear husband John Page Esqr his grave and my well be- 
loved Sonn Capt ffrancis Page his gi'ave, And itt is my desire y' over my Grave 
Erected with brick Avith equal highth with my Dear husband & Sonn's graves 
there be laid a i^olisht black Marble Stone, And for such Worldly goods as itt 
hath pleased God to bestow on me I give and dispose of y** same as foUoweth 
(that is to Say) 

Im primis, ffirst I doe give and bequeath unto Bruton pish for j-"* use of y^ 
Church one good pulpit Cloth and Cushion of y"* best Velvitt Att y' discretion 
of my Executor hereafter named. 

Item. I doe give & bequeath unto my Sonne Matthew Page his sonne Mann 
Page And to his daughter Alice Page each of them one hundred pounds sterl 
to be paid when they shall arrive at y"" age of one & twenty years. And in case 
eyther or both of them depart this life before that age, Then to his daughter 
Mary Page, And all y remaining part of my Estate both Reall and personall 
wheresoever eyther in England or Virginia I doe give and bequeath unto my 
loveing Sonne Matthew Page hee paying all my just debts, And lastly I doe 
hereby make ordaine and appoint my said loveing sonne Matthew Page whole 
& sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, not doubting his care to 
see y« same fulfilled in every respect. And I doe hereby Revoake & make voyd 
all former and other Guifts Wills, or legaces, by me heretofore made or spoken 
And establish this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the 



I \ 'ILLIAMSB URG. 31 

said Alice Page have to this my last Will and Testament Sett my hand & 
Seal the twelveth day of November lu the year of our Lord one tlmiisaud six- 
hundred ninety six. 

Alice Page (The Seal) 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered by y within named Alice Page for and as her 
last Will & Testament. In presence of us, 

Bridgett Taylor 
Allexander Bonnyman 

Att A Cort held for Yorke County August y^' 24"' 1G98 The within written 
Will was then proved in Co'' by the oath of Bridgett Taylor one of y Wit- 
nesses thereto & according to order is received. 

Test. Willm Sedgwick C-^ Com. Ebor. 

Att a Co'' held for Yorke County September y SG"" 1698 P. adjournm' from 
August Co" y" 24''' last past, the within will was then proved in Co'' by y" oath 
of Alexander Bonnyman y" other witness thereunto. 

 Teste. Willm Sedcjwick C"" Com. Ebor. 

State of Virginia, County of York, to wit : 

I, Chidley Wade, Clerk of the County Court of the County of York, in the 
State of Virginia, do herebj' certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the 
will of the said Alice Page as recorded in my said office i 

County Court In testimony whereof, I hereunto set mv hand and annex 

vfrginUi: t^^*" s^al of t'le said Court, this 2d day of April A.D. 1890. 

Chidley Wade, Clerk. 

State of Virginia. James City County, to wit : 

I, W. G. W. Farthing, Judge of the Countj^ Court of York County, do 
hereby certify that Chidley Wade, whose name is signed to the foregoing cer- 
tificate bearing date April 2d, 1890, is the Clerk of the said County Court of 
York in the State of Virginia, and as such is entitled to the custody of the 
records in the Clerk's Office of said Couutj' Court, and duly authorized to coiDy 
and certify the same. 

Countv Court Given under my hand this 3d day of April, 1890. 

«4|?jta. W.'g. W. Farthlxg. 

British Vice-Consulate, 

Richmond, VIRGIN^A, U. S. 

I, WiLLL^M Marshall, British Vice-Consul at Richmond, Virginia, Do 
HEREBY Certify, That W. G. W. Farthing, whose true signature and offi- 
cial SEAL, are respectively subscribed and affixed to the foregoing and above 
written CERTIFICATE, was on the dav of the date thereof the Judge of the 



32 PAGE FAMILY. 

County Court of York County, State of Virginia, duly commissioned and 
QUALIFIED, and to whose official acts, faith and credit are due. 

Seal of the lu TESTIMONY WHEREOF I do hereunto set my hand 

British Vice-Consulate, _, ^ .-,  e~, i i. » 

Richmond, Va. AND SEAL OF OFFICE on this SEVENTH day of APRIL, A. D. 

1890, at the City of Richmond, Va., State of Virginia. 

Col'^sufelrS WILLIAM MARSHALL, 

British Vice-Consul. 

As already stated in the preface, it was by reason of the names 
of persons and places mentioned in Col. John Page's will that Mr. 
Burke, successor to Mr. Tucker in the College of Arms, London, was 
led to make searches in the parish of Bedfont. The following is a 
copy of his first report : 

PAGE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 

First Report as to the Parentage of Col. John Page, of Virginia. 

On the 2oth July, 1884, after the publication of his "Genealogy of the 
Page Family in Virginia, " Dr. R. C. M. Page wrote to the late Stephen Tucker, 
Esqr. , Somerset Herald, asking him to proceed with the investigation into the 
parentage of his ancestor, John Page, Esqr., of Middle Plantation, in York 
County, Virginia, by making the searches suggested by Mr. Tucker in March, 
1880. A complete list of all wills and administrations of the name of Page was 
then made in the Prerogative Covirt of Canterbury from 1500 to 1700 and care- 
ful abstracts taken of those referring to the County of Middlesex from 1633 to 
1681. On the supposition that the entry of baptism of 1628 in the parish reg- 
isters of Harrow, Co. Middlesex, referred to Dr. Page's ancestor, and that con- 
sequently he was a member of the branch of the family of Page, of Harrow, 
which was then seated at Sudbury in that i)arish, the records of the Heralds 
College, and of the old Grammar School at Hari'ow, as well as other likeh^ 
sources were carefully exhausted with a view of corroborating and elaborating 
this conjectural pedigree. In 1886, Mr. Tucker's assistant, E. A. Ebblewhite, 
who had been conducting these searches under that gentleman's direct instruc- 
tions, carefully examined and made extracts from the parish registers of 
Harrow on the Hill, from their commencement in 1558 to 1700. It was then 
discovered that the John Page who was baptized 26th December, 1628, was buried 
on the following day and his twin sister, Mary, nine days later. The theory, 
therefore, that he was identical with the John Page who emigrated to America, 
about 1650, was entirely upset, and the whole matter had to be gone over again. 

Mr. Tucker died on the 6th Januaiy, 1887, and Mr. Ebblewhite became my 
assistant on my succeeding to the office of Somerset Herald. 

In April, 1887, I was instructed by Dr. Page to i^roceed with the investiga- 
tion and having obtained all the papers from the administratrix of Mr. Tucker's 
estate, and after a careful examination of the whole case, I decided to act upon 
a clue in the will of John Page, of Virginia, dated 1686-87, in which lie men- 




Here lyethy*^ body of Mat hew Page** 
Gent who deceased y^ first ofFebr 

AnO.DnI. 1 631 , TOGETFERWITH HIS 

LOVING Mother IsABEaB^GE WHO dyed 
Y 9 ofIanv^Ano:1629.WhichMatiew 
B\GE Gave at his decease to y^pgdre 
of this parishe y^ svmve of twenty 

POVND forever , BEING AGED 37 > » 



Brass from the Chancel of St. Mary's Church, Bedfont, Co. Middlesex, 

England. 



34 PAGE FAMILY. 

tious his brother Robert as '"late of Hattou on liounslow Heath." I found 
Hatton to have been in the parish of Bedfont, Co. Middlesex, and therefore 
instructed Mr. Ebblevvhite to go there and examine the parish registers and 
monuments. We were informed by the Vicar that the parish chest did not 
contain any books prior to 1678, and after a careful search this was found to be 
the case. Extracts were taken down to 1723, at which period the family ap- 
peared to have died out there, but without much hope of their proving to be of 
assistance. In the chancel of Bedfont church is a brass to the memory of Mat- 
thew Page gent. 1631, and his mother Isabell 1029, of whicli a painting was 
made. 

After thoroughly examining the church aud surroundings, Mr. Ebblewhite 
discovered a large marble stone, with the Page arms, fixed against the church- 
yard wall. The inscription seemed only to record the death of Francis Page in 
1678, aged 84, but having carefully removed the grass and mould from the foot 
of the stone, my assistant discovered a further statement to the effect that it 
had been placed there at the instance and cost of John Page, of York County, in 
Virginia, Merchant, the son of the deceased Francis. 

We now know, therefore, that Dr. Page's ancestor was second son (as 
shown by the crescent in the arms in America) of Francis Page, senior, of Bed- 
font, Co. Middlesex, gent., who died on the 13th aud was buried there on 
the 16th October, 1678, aged 84. It is very probable that this Francis was brother 
to Matthew Page whose brass is in the chancel, and that consequently his mother 
was the Isabell Page who died on the 9th day of January, 1629-30. 

The Pages were seated at Bedfont at a very early period — Rowland Page 
having held the manor of Pates there in the time of Edward VI. In the fol- 
lowing reign Alice, daughter of John Page, of Bedfont, married Paul Garway, 
of Tingereffe, in Bedfordshire, who died in 1619. 

The arms on the monument to Francis Page give the birds with legs, thus 
indicating swallows or liouse martins, but they are usually depicted as martlets 
or swallows without feet. 

The descendants of John Page, of York County, Virginia, are therefore 
representatives of the family of Page, of Bedfont— a branch of the old family 
of Pages of Harrow on the Hill, and are entitled to the arms borne by them, 
namely — Or, a fesse dancette between 3 martlets azure, a bordure of the last. 
Crest: a demi -horse forcene per pale dancette, or and azure. 

With this report I send ; 

1. A collection of evidences bound in morocco and lettered "Page Family 
in England." 

2. A painting, framed, of the monument to the memory of Francis Page, 
1678. 

3. A painting, framed, of the Brass, 1631, and 

4. A mezzo-tint engraving of Bedfont Church. 

H. Farnham Burke, 

Somerset. 
Heralds College, London. 

11th October, 1887. [seal] 




p^ a.vertuous life 8^ good o^dagk-'w 
■.PeTvFvmed te memooa^wfrancisPaCe : 
\/:-:\ ■0^ Oct ]5:SWno Dom T 67 sv^v^fe 

pocdovKT^haiinis^^ 

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^w^ (Omitatu £boT- inljlirgjnia 





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Original Tombstone of Francis Pagk, Removed, 1865, from the Chancel of 
St. Mary's Church, Bedfont, Co. Middlesex, England, and now- 
Standing Against the East Wall of the Churchyard. 



30 PAGE FA3[ILY. 

From the foregoing report it might be supposed that the tomb- 
stone of Francis Page, father of CoL John Page, had been placed by 
the latter against the churchyard wall. This, however, is a mistake, 
for, as already mentioned, this tombstone was originally placed bj' 
Col. John Page over the grave of Francis Page in the chancel of the 
church, but was removed in 1865 during repairs, and was never re- 
placed. The new brass plate in the chancel is an exact copy of the 
original tombstone, but cannot be seen without removing the matting 
placed over it. Any one visiting the church would never suppose 
that such a memorial existed unless they rolled up the matting. The 
latter was placed there at the suggestion of Vicar Pilkington to pre- 
serve the brass plate and prevent its being scratched by nails in the 
boots of country folk. 

The following is Mr. Burke's second and final report on the 
parentage of Col. John Page, of Williamsburg, James City Co., Va. : 

THE PAGE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 
Second Report. 

Since my report of the 11th October, 1887, on my researches into the history 
of tlie Page Family in England, I have compiled a full pedigree showing the 
genealogical history of the descendants of Francis Page, of Bedfont, Co. Mid- 
dlesex, who died in 1678. 

The particulars contained in the papers I sent to Dr. R. C. M. Page, of New 
York, on the 12th October, 1887, were supplemented by information collected 
by him and other members of the family in the United States, and the draft 
pedigree was authenticated by the signature of Dr. Page, dated 7th September, 
1888, and by that of Mary Maria (Page), wife of the Rev. George W. Dame, of 
the Episcopal Church, Danville, Pittsylvania Co. , Virginia, dated 4th August 
previous. The jiedigree was then handed in by me at the Heralds College, 
Chapter of the 6th December, 1888, and it was referred for proof to Windsor 
Herald and Rouge Croix as official examiners. 

It then became necessary for me to make some further investigations with 
a view of showing that Francis Page, of Bedfont, was descended from some 
family of the same name who had previously registered their famih^ genealogy 
in the records of the Heralds College. This I have not actually succeeded in 
doing, though from the notes I have made I have every reason to believe in 
the following conjectural descent : 

At the visitation of Bedford, taken in the year l.')66, John Page, of Arlesey, 
in that county. Esquire, son and heir of Richard Page, of the same place, 
Esquire (by Cicelie, his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of John Greene of 
Stoutfold, Co. Bedford, by Edith, daughter and one of the heirs of Sir Nicholas 



WILLIAMSBURG. 37 

LatynuT of Dountoysh. Co. Dorsot, Knight), who was son and heir of John 
Page, of Loudon, Esquire, entered iiis family pedigree and arms. 

Mr. John Page, who attested the pedigree, had been twice married — first to 
Mary, daughter of William Broke, of Broughing, Co. Herts, and secondlj- to 
Margaret, daughter of Lawrence Snowe, of Neither Gravenhurst. Co. Bedford — 
by whom she iiad issue, Richard Page, son and heir, Thomas, second son, and 
four daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Anne and Dorothy — all of which children 
were living in 1566. Mr. John Page also had a sister Elizabeth, who was 
married first to Michael Cooper of Arlesey, and secondly to Jasper Smith of the 
same place, yeoman. 

The arms admitted to this family were Or, a fesse dancette between three 
martlets Azure (quartering Greene, viz. : Azure, three stags trippant Or, and 
Latymer, viz. : Gules, a cross patonce Or) and the Crest of Page, a demi-horse 
forcene per pale indented Or and Azure named of the first. [Philipot, No. 49, 
p. 16, Her. Coll.] 

It seems probable that John Page, of London (the grandfather of Mr. John 
Page, of Arlesey) . had a younger son, John Page, of Bedfont, Co. Middlesex— 
whose family may have added the bordure to their arms — as the distinction of 
a cadet line, which was at that early period a very usual practice. This John 
Page (sometimes called Rowland Page), of Bedfont [Ic, 2b., 11''.— Her. Coll.] 
was father of Alice who was born about 1553, and who was subsequently twice 
married : first to George Brettridge of Iver, Co. Bucks, and aftei-w^ard of London 
(son of William Brightridge, of Iver, aforesaid) and secondly, to Paul Garaway 
(or Garway) , of Acton, Co. Middlesex, and afterward of Tingereflfe, Co. Bedford, 
who died in Feb. , 1619, and was buried in St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Co. Middle- 
sex (G. 3., d&>: C24., 153^: 122. 20^; C2., 330^. and C24. 298^. —Heralds College). 
I believe that "John Page, of East Bedfont. Co. Middlesex," who was living 
in the years 1603, 16l0, 1616, 1621. 1625, and 1628 (see Public Record Office 
Extracts at p. lS9—sequiti(r) was the son of John Page, of Bedfont. above men- 
tioned — the father of Alice. Mrs. Garaway. 

John Page, of East Bedfont, seems to have died in 1628, leaving a widow, 
Isabel, who died 9th January. 1629 (see my first report of Oct. 11th, 1887). 
They seem to have had three children : (1) Mary, who was married by license 
29th June, 1610 (Bishop of London's office) at East Bedfont, to John Walker, of 
the City of London ; (2) Matthew Page, of Bedfont. who died unmarried, 1st 
February, 1631 (see my report of October 11th, 1887) and (3) Francis Page, 
senior, of East Bedfont (the ancestor of the Pages of Virginia) , who was born 
in 1595 and died in 1678. 

I do not depart from the suggestion in my previous report that the Pages 
of Bedfont were akin to those of Harrow on the Hill— for the identity of the 
arms proves this. 

Although there is a good deal to be urged in favor of this descent. I have 
been unable definitely to prove it— and when it is remembered that the parish 
registers of Bedfont and the wills for that district (Archdeaconry of Middlesex) 
were destroyed by fire— it will be seen that the task is no easy one. 

My investigations have comprised the wills and administrations of Page 



38 PAGE FAMILY. 

from 1600 to 1740 (pp. 9 to 45 seq.) and extracts from the Public Record Office 
(p. 139 et seq.) as well as various incidental searches. 

On the 6th June, 1S89, having satisfactorily proved the Page pedigree 
(together with the additions afforded by the will of John Page, of Gloucester 
County— see pp. 47, 65) I handed it in at the Chapter for Record, when it was 
referred to the official examiners, and another officer, "for a precedent as to 
what pedigree has been entered of an alien from an English ancestor not on 
record in the Heralds College." 

On this resolution of chapter I went diligently through all our records for 
the desired precedent ; but, although I discovered some very similar entries and 
offered them for the consideration of the committee, the officers were not 
unanimously in favor of the registration. 

It was then suggested that, as I had failed in proving the earlier paternal 
descent, owing to the destruction of evidence, it would be taken as sufficent if 
I were to show a descent through Alice, wife of Col. John Page, from a Luckin 
family recorded in the College books. I accordingly examined the records 
here, the wills and administrations in the various Courts of Probate, and the 
registers of various parishes in Es.sex to discover the parentage of Alice Luckin 
— but all to no purpose (see pp. 69 to 134 seq.). 

As will be seen from the accompanying papers (pp.67, 135, and 137) similar 
searches were made as to Digges — with a more gratifying result, and the facts 
were added to the pedigree. This connection with the College Records, how- 
ever, was not considered as sufficient, and the pedigree could not be actually 
recorded. The Draft Pedigree — every statement in which I have thoroughly 
vouched for — remains in the custody of tlie registrars of the Heralds College 
and will alwaj's be accessible for future reference ; and I quite believe that 
the technical difficulty which prevents its further registration will hereafter 
be removed or overcome. 

In the meantime I have prepared a vellum copy of the whole pedigree to 
which I have certified (in the following form) under date the 3d September in- 
stant : ■' I hereby certify that the above pedigree of the descendants of Francis 
Page, of Bedfont, has been faithfully compiled from authentic sources, that it 
has been fully proved before the official examiners of the College, and handed 
in by me at the Chapter for record. " 

I also certify that the whole of the documents attached to this report are 

faithful copies from the originals. 

H. Farnham Burke, 

Somerset Herald, [seal] 
Heralds College, London, 
6tli day of September, 1889. 

From the foregoing reports of Mr. Burke it appears that Col. 
John Page, progenitor of the Page Family in Virginia, was the 
son of Francis Page, of Bedfont, Middlesex County, England, as stated 
on the tombstone at St. Mary's Church, but beyond this all is, for 



WILLIAMSBURG. 39 

the present, conjecture, owing to destruction of the records in that 
parish. It is highly probable that he was a relative of Sir Gregory 
Page, Ba7't., of Greenwich, County of Kent, England, as their arms 
closely resemble each other and their crests are identical. Mrs. 
Gregory Page died and was buried in Bun Hill Fields Cemetery, 
London, where rest also Daniel De Foe, John Bunyan, Isaac Watts, 
Mrs. Susaimah Wesley, and others. The inscription on the tomb- 
stone of Lady Page attracted the attention of Rev. S. Halsted Wat- 
kins while visiting this cemetery among other places in London in 
August, 1892, and he copied it for the author. It runs thus: 

Here lyes Dame ^lai y 

Page, Relict of Sir Gregory 

Page, Bar'. She departed 

this life Mar. 11, 1728. In 

the 56"' year of her age. 

And on the opposite side as follows : 

lu ()T un)nths she was tapd 
06 times. Had taken away 
240 gallons of water with- 
out ever repining at her 
case or ever fearing the 
operation. 

This beautiful little Church of St. Mary's, Bedfont Parish, Mid- 
dlesex County, England, was built about the twelfth century and is 
of Norman architecture, as indicated by the zigzag (dogs' teeth it is 
called) ornamental work about the arches and doorways. The little 
village of Bedfont is near Feltham, on the London and South West- 
ern Railway, about thirteen miles from London. In order to get to 
Feltham it is necessary to take the train at Waterloo station, London, 
on what is called the Loop Line. There are always vehicles at Felt- 
ham station in readiness for conveying passengers to their destina- 
tion, wherever they may wish to go. Near this church is a beauti- 
ful little vicarage, the residence of the vicar. Rev. Mr. Pilkington. 
In front of the church stand two ancient yew trees, curiously trinmied 
to represent peacocks, and in their foliage are still preserved the in- 
itials of parish officers dated 1704 (see also Geutlemen's Magazine, 
Vol. XCV., Julv to Dec, is25, p. 201) . In the churchyard are tomb- 



40 PAGE FAMILY. 

stones to the memory of several who had lived at Williamsburg, Va. 
Beneath the large yew tree on the south side of the churchyard is a 
tombstone containing the following inscription : 

Here Lieth tlie Bodj- 

of MARY WHALEY, 

Grandtlaaghter to 

Frances Page 

of Hatton, and Widdow 

of Iames Whaley 

Gentleman in y Countj' 

of York in y'^' Coloney of 

Virginia. 

She Died y« 31 of Ian'> 

1742. 

In August, 1889, this church was visited by Dr. R. C. M. Page, 
of New York, and his two cousins, Thomas Nelson Page, the author, 
and his brother, Rosewell Page, of Virginia, who had gone to Europe 
during the Paris Exposition. Thej^ were very handsomely enter- 
tained b}' Vicar Pilkington, who with the assistance of the young 
ladies, all of whom were very beautiful, prepared some ivy slips 
which were taken to America and planted in the rear of Dr. Page's 
house in New York, where tliej" now flourish. 

This church was also visited by Dr. Page and his friend. Rev. 
S. Halsted Watkins, while travelling in Europe during the summer 
of 1892. It has also been visited at various times by Dr. and Mrs. 
Page. 

To return to Williamsburg, Va. According to the original 
tombstones at Williamsburg and Rosewell, Col. John Page and-Alice, 
his wife, had two children, viz. : 

1. Francis Page, eldest, born at Williamsburg, Va. , A.D. 1657. 

2. Matthew Page, born at Williamsburg, Va., A.D. 1659. 

II. Francis Page, of Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., 
eldest son of Col. John Page, of England and above-named place, 
and Alice Luckin, his wife, was born at the first-named place, in 
1G57, and died there 10th May, 1092, aged thirty-five years. 

The inscription on his tombstone, at Williamsburg, Va., is as 
follows : 



42 PAGE FAMILY. 

Here lieth in liope of a Joyfull Resurection 

the Body of Captain Francis Page of 

Bruton Parish in the Dominion of Virginia. 

Eldest Son of Colonel John Pa(;e of the 

same Parish, Esquire. Who Departed 

this life the tenth Day of May 

in the year of our Lord 

1692. Aged 35. 

Bishop Meade, O}^. cif., Vol. I., p. 196, says that "he died at 
this early age, not without, however, being much distinguished as a 
lawyer. To him, according to Henning, were committed several 
trusts : among them the revision of the laws of the colony. He was a 
vestryman of the parish of Bruton, and contracted for the building 
of that part of the present church that was built before the time of 
Governor Spottswood." 

He was also Clerk of the House of Burgesses, as appears from 
the following copy from Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vol. I. 

Virginia, S. S. 

By His Excellency. ^ 

For as nuich as I, Francis Lord Howard, Baron of Effingham, and his Maj''*'' 
Lieut. Gov' Gen" of Virg'\ am by his most sacrd Maj"'^^" Especiall Commands, 
Given, at his Maj"**" Court at Windsor, the first day of Aug"", An" Dom, 1686, 
and in the second y'"' of his Maj"*'^ Reigne, Required upon the Convening As- 
sembies. to apjjoynt a fitt person to Execute the office of the Gierke of the House 
of Burgesses. In Obedience to which commands of his most Excellent Maj"*', 
I, the s'* Francis Lord Howard, Baron of Effingham, being well assured of the 
Loyalty, Integrity and ability of you, Capt. Francis Page, of the execution and 
performance of the said place and office, and trust thei'eto belonging, I have 
thought fitt, and hereby doe, by and with the advice and approbation of the Coun- 
cell of State, ordaine, nominate and appoynt you, the said Capt. Francis Page, 
Gierke of the House of Burgesses, with power to take, receive and Injoy to y""^ 
owne use and behoofe, all fees, dues and perquisites to the said place usually 
belonging or appertaining, and that j'ou continue Gierke to the House of Bur- 
gesses till I shall signifye my Will and pleasure to the contrary. 

Given under my hand and the Seale of the Colony, this twenty-fourth day 

of April, An" Dom. 1688. 

Effingham. 

Capt. Francis Page married, about 1682, Maiy Diggs, the in- 
scription on whose tombstone is as follows : 



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Here lieth in hope of a Joyfull Resurrection 

the body of Mary the wife of Captain 

Francis Page of Bruton Parish in 

the Dominion of Virginia. Daughter of 

Edward Diggs of Hampton Parish in 

the same Dominion, Esquire. Who Departed 

this life the Eighteenth Day of March in 

the year of our Lord 169^. Aged 3-. 

The last figure is partially obliterated, but it looks like 2. Thus : 
aged 32. 

Capt. Francis Page and Mary Diggs, his wife, had an only 
child, Elizabeth Page, the inscription on whose tombstone is as 
follows : 

Here lyeth the Body of Elizabeth Page dec''* 

late wife to John Page of York County, Gent. 

and Daughter of Cap. Francis Page late of the 

same county deceased. Who Departed this 

life the 12th November Anno Domini 1703 

and in the 20th year of her age. 

The following is the will of Gapt. Francis Page, copied from the 
records in the Clerk's office at Yorktown, Va. : 

In the name of God, Amen, I, Ffrancis Page of Middle Plantation in 
Yorke County, Gentl"', being sick of body but of sound and perfect minde and 
memory, all laud and praise be given to God for y" same, considering with 
myself the certainty of Death and uncertainty of time when to make this my 
last Will & Testament in manner following, Ffirst I commend my soule unto 
the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, hopeiug that through the death and 
meritts of his blessed sonn my Lord and only Saviour Jesus Christ, I shall be 
raised againe, and receive eternall life, my body I comitt to the Earth to be 
decently buryed according to the rites & ceremonies of the Church of England, 
in the Churchyard at Middle Plantation as near and att as a convenient distance 
from my late dear wifes gi-ave as may be for laying of a gravestone over each 
of our graves, the ordering whereof, and of my funerall, I leave to the oi'der 
and discretion of my Honored Mother M". Alice Page, and my dear and loving 
brother Cap* ]\Iatthew Page. And itt is my desire that over my grave erected 
with brick of equall highth with my dear fathers and wifes graves, there be 
laid a pollisht black marble stone. And for such worldly goods and Estate as 
itt hath pleased God to bestow on me. I give and dispose of y" same as follows : 
(That is to say) I well knowing y" intent of my late deceased father John Page 
Esq' was to give to my coz : John Page, son of my uukle, M' . Robert Page, y^ 



44 PAGE FA3IILY. 

plantation called Muskimino, doe hereby not only to perform the desier of my 
said father but alsoe for the love and affection I have to my said loving cosen 
John Page; Give and bequeath to him, all that y" aforesaid plantation called 
Muskimino containing seven hundred and ninety acres (more or lesse) situate 
lying and being att or near Chickahominy. Three hundred acres part there of 
lying in James Citty County, being purchased by my said deceased father of 
Christoi)her Cliaiit. and y^^ other four hundred and ninety acres lying in New 
Kent County purchased by my said father parte from Robert Booth, and the 
other parte of John Boswell son & heir of David Boswell deceased ; To have 
and to lioid y said whole divident of laud with y appurtenances, to him my 
said Cusen jolm Page, and the issue of his body lawfully begotten forever, 
And for want of such issue to revert to y-^ reight heire of me y'' testator, And 
whereas I have (as one of y Executors of my sai<l deceased father) a right to 
the third parte of tlie negroes, stock, and other personall estate on and belong- 
ing to the said plantation ; I doe hereby give to my said Cusen John Page and 
the issue of his body lawfully begotten, the use, possession and occupation of 
my part of all and every y' servants, negroes, cattle, stock, goods & chattells 
to y« said plantation called Muskimino belonging, and if my said Cusen John 
Page dye witliout having issue of his body lawfully begotten, then y same to 
come and revert to my Reight heire. Item, I give and bequeath to my dear 
and only child Elizabeth Page (after my debts and legacies paid) all and singu- 
lar my Estate both reall and personall whatsoever and wheresoever to me be- 
longing, eyther discending to me as heir of my said desceased father, or given 
by his Will or by me purchased or otherwise belonging. And I hereby comitt 
her next to the blessing of God to the care, tuition, and government of my 
honored mother and after the decease of my said mother, to the care, tuition, 
and government of my well beloved brother in law Dudley Diggs, who I desire 
to bestow on my said child, the best education this country can afford. And 
itt is my Will, and soe I doe hereby order and appoynt that my Execut'^ imploy 
my negroes labour and Cropps, with my other part of my personall estate to 
the best bennefitt and advantage of my said daughter, by settling another 
quarter on my land called Pamputike in King and Queen County, and purchas- 
ing more negroes to be settled thereon, and on my other plantations and 
quarters, and by secureing or imploying y= mony that shall arise by y'' neat 
proceeds of the cropps and other part of my Estate as they my Execut" shall 
think fitt, for the best advantage of my said daughter. And itt is my Will 
and desire that my Execuf'' pay to my said daughter on the day of her mar- 
riage (in which I charge her to take the advice of her Grandmother, and two 
unkles, my Execut" & their conssents) the sum of two hundred pounds ster', 
besides that part of her Grandmother M" Eliz : Diggs' Estate which is due to 
her, and that y* other part of my said daughters estate be paid to her at her 
age of one and twenty years. And I desire my Execut"^* to take care, that my 
brick mault house, and brick barne, with all other my houses att Middle 
Plantation be forthwith finished, and from time to time kept in good and suf- 
ficient repairs, and that y* same be leased out by my Excut" till my said 
Daughter come to y age of one and twenty years, for such reasonable rent as 



WILLIAMSBURG. 45 

they my Execut" shall think fitt, aud that caie be taken, and y tenants bound 
to keep aud leave y" same in good and sufficient repair. All my Reall Estate, 
houses, land, and plantations whatsoever, I give to be held by my said 
Daughter, and the issue of her body forever, and for want of such issue then 
1 give and bequeath the same to my said Brother :Matthew Page his heires aud 
Assigues forever. Item itt is my earnest request aud desire to my said Brother 
Dudley Diggs, that lie take y trouble on him and care (and if occassion be, to 
take y assistance of my other Execut"^ forthwith to settle and secure for my 
said child that part of the Estate to her belonging out of the Estate of her 
Grandmother M"^*. Eliz : Diggs deceased, to y« end the same may be imployed 
or securely putt oute for tlie best advantage of my said child. Item, I give to 
a poor man that lives on the Queen's Mill in Pomunkey Neck (whose name I 
cannot well remember, but is well known to my brother Matthew Page) the 
sum of five pounds Ster', to be laid out to the best advantage, by my said 
Brother, of the said poor man. Itm, I give to Evan Roberts of Mill Swamp in 
Bruton Pish five pounds Sterling to be laid out by M'. Samuell Timpson for 
the best advantage of the said Evan, Itm I give to each of my Execut" here- 
after named twenty pounds Ster' apeece to buy them and their wife's mourn- 
ing. Item I give mourning rings to the several persons hereafter named. Viz' 
William Cole Esq" and his wife, William Diggs Esq' and his wife, my loving 
Brother Matthew Page and his wife, and M'. Dudley Diggs and his wife, 
Edward Jenings Est/ and his wife, William Sherwood and his wife, M^ Dann" 
Parke and his wife, M^ Sam'. Timson and his wife, my Cussen Tyler and his 
wife, and John Page, M"". Mary Jones, M'. Samuell Eborue and his wife, M^ 
Martin Gardner, M". Thomas Thorpe and his wife and Cap' James Archer, and 
desire that y" same be produced & disi^osed of by Execut'" with the first con- 
veniency Item I give to my loving friend William Sherwood five pounds Ser- 
ling for writing this my Will. And lastly I hereby make, ordaine and appoint 
my said dear and loving Brother Cap' Matthew Page and M\ Dudley Diggs 
Execut" of this my last Will & Testament, not doubting but they will take 
care to see the same fulfilled in every respect. And I hereby revoke and make 
voyd all former and other guifts wills or legacies by me heretofore made, or 
spoken, and establish this to be my last Will and Testament. In witnesse 
whereof. I the said Ffrancis Page have to this my last Will and Testament 
sett my hand & scale the Three and twentyeth day of Aprill, in the year of our 
Lord One thousand six hundred ninety two. 

Ffrancis Page [the seale] 

Signed, sealed, published, & declared by the within named 
Ffrancis Page for and as his last will an Testament and by him soe 
delivered (the words, if fulfilled, M^ Thomas Thorpe and his wife) 
being interlined before signing. 

In presence of 

WiLLM Sherwood 

James Doran 

John Newsam 



46 PAGE FAMILY. 

YORKE County May the 24"' 1692 
Proved in Co' by the Oathes of all the witnesses. And is Ordered 
to be comitted to Recoixl. which is accordingly performed. 

WiLLM Sedgwicke C* Cu^ Ebor. 
A copv 

Teste 

A. F. HUDGINS 

Clk Court York County V\ 

Virginia. 
York County, to wit : 
I, A. F. HUDGINS, Clerk of the County Court of York County, State of Vir- 
ginia, do liereby certify that the foregoing is a ti'ue copy of the Last Will and 
Testament of Francis Page, dec** and also a true Copy of the Probate Order for 
said Will as the same appears of record and on file in my Office. Witness my 
hand and the seal of said Court affixed this the 21st day of May A. D. 1884, 
in the 108th year of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

A. F. HUDGINS. 

[L. S. ] Clerk uf York County Court, Virginia. 

Virginia 

York County, to wit : 

I, H. B. Warren, Judge of the County Court of York County, State of 

Virginia, do hereby Certify that A. F. Hudgins, who hath given the foregoing 

Certificate, is Clerk of the County Court of York County, State of Virginia, 

and was Clerk of said Court at the time of so giving it. And I further Certify 

that his attestation is in due form of law. Given under my hand this 24th day 

of May A D. 1884. 

H. B. Warren, Judge. 

Probate Order. 

Capt Mathew Page and M'. Dudley Diggs upon their petition to this Co''' 
have Ordered granted for a probate of y* last Will and Testament of M^ Ffrancis 
Page deceased they being appointed Execut" by the said Will which was this 
day proved in Co" by y" Oathes of all y'^ Witnesses thereunto subscribed. And 
it is ordered to be comitted to Record. 

A copy 

Teste 

A. F. Hudgins 

Clk Court York County V\ 

There are at present (1893) fiv^e graves of the Page family at 
Williamsburg, Va., and the foregoing inscriptions are exact copies, 
in every respect, of those found on the tombstones. These copies 
were made 18th October, 1881, hj Dr. R. Channing M. Page, of New 



WILLIAMSBURG. 47 

York City, in the presence of Francis R. Rives, Esq., of the same 
place, the two being at that time on a visit together to the centennial 
anniversary of the Yorktown surrender. 

Elizabeth Page, only child of Capt. Francis Page and Mary 
Diggs, his wife, was born at Williamsburg, Va., in 1G83. She 
married, about ITOl, John Page, an eminent lawyer, by whom she 
had no issue, and died 12th November, ITOS, aged nineteen. 

Bishop Meade, op. cif.. Vol. I., p. 107, says: 

There is also in the Williamsburg churchyard the tomb of a Mrs. Page, 
wife of John Page, and the daughter of Francis. This John Page was, doubt- 
less. Col. John Page, the lawyer, to whom the Ve.stry intrusted their rights, 
when Nicholson and others sought to invade them. . . . The Vestry directed 
Mr. John Page (who was grandson of the old vestryman of that name, who 
was now dead), an eminent lawyer and member of tlie Council, to present the 
case to the House of Burgesses, requesting tliem to take action on the subject, 
etc. 

This John Page was not grandson, as Bishop Meade supposed, 
but was grandson-in-law " of the old vestryman of that name who 
was now dead " and afterward his son-in-law ; for he married, first, 
Elizabeth, the granddaughter, and, secondl}-, the daughter-in-law, 
Mary Mann, the latter being the Avidow of Hon. Matthew Page. 
The following is the will of this John Page, the lawyer, furnished 
by Mr. Burke, of the College of Arms, London : 

(P. C. C, Broinmig 14.) 
In the Name of God Amex. I John Page of Gloucester County in Vir- 
ginia, being in good health and perfect memory and understanding (praised 
be God) and designing by the grace of God shortly a voyage for England do 
make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form fol- 
lowing : — 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my dear and loving daughter Elizabeth 
Page all her Mother's Cloathes, Rings and Jewells, and five Guineas to lay out 
on such Jewell or Ornament as she shall think proper, at the age of twelve 
years — which will be on the fourth day of November in the j'ear of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and fourteen, and such a certain sum of money 
besides as, with what is due to her from the Estate of Cap* ffi'ancis Page and 
M'" Elizabeth Page (her Mother) deceased, (which will a^ipear by my account 
of the said Estates given into the Generall Court), will make the full sum of 
three thousand pounds of lawfull English Money — to be jiaid her at the age of 
twenty one years. 

Item I give and bequeath to my dear and loving daughter Mary Page the 



48 PAGE FAMILY. 

lull sum ol three thousand pounds of lawfull Engliwh money :— That is to say 
two thousand pounds of the said summ to be paid her three mouths after the day 
of her marriage or at the [age] of twenty one years whicli shall first happen 
and the other one thousand poimds to be paid her at the age of twenty one 
years, wliieh will be on the twenty-sixth day of January in the year of our 
Lord One tliousand seven hundred and twenty seven. And I give my said 
daugliter Mary a i)air of gold earings sett with rubies and Rose Diamonds in a 
.Sliaggri'en ease, and one large gold wedding ring one gold ring enameld with 
blew and another with Black, which were her Mothers, and the one half of all 
my China ware in my now dwelling house in the said Gloucester County. 
Item I give and becpieatli to my loving daughter in Law Martha Page all her 
Mothers rings and Jewells, except the Earings and the other three Rings already 
bequeathed to my daughter Mary, And the other half of my China ware in my - 
now dwelling house in the said Gloucester County and one large Comon Prayer 
book with a Shagreen Cover plated with silver and clasps, which was her 
mothers. Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son in Law Mann Page 
upon liis arrivall in Virginia a saddle horse such as he shall choose upon any 
of my plantations, also a large folio Bible with a Turkey leather cover plated 
with silver and clasps, a silver Watch, a Silver hilted sword a Torter shell and 
Silver hilted hanger and Belt, one Torter shell and Silver handed Horse whip, 
Crimson Velvett Howsen and Holster caps trimm'd with Silver Lace and a 
Silver Tobacco box which were his ffathers. I also give and bequeath to my 
said Son in law five Pictures in double lacker' d frames now hanging in the 
jmrlor of my said dwelling house in Gloucester County (viz') of his father 
Cole [sic, a contraction for " Colonel "] Mathew Page, of his Mother M'•^ Mary 
Page, of himself and of his two Sisters Alice and Martha ; And w^iereas by 
an Instrument of writing, bearing date the twentieth day of September in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and five made by me before mar- 
riage with my late wife mother of the said Mann Page — wherein I did oblige my- 
self to pay to the said Mann Page to the value of two tliousand pounds sterling 
in Negroes, Cattle horses, mares and sheep, and hoggs household necessaries, and 
working Tooles, as the same should be ajDpraised by four honest men upon their 
oathes whereof the said Slann Page to choose two of them if the said Mann 
Page and myself my Executors &c. should not otherwise agree and forty hogs- 
heads of prized Tobb" at the rate of thirteen shillings and sixpence for every 
hundred pounds weight upon the Plantations of the said Mann Page in New 
Kent County which is to be in full payment of so much as part of wliat is 
due to the said Mann Page out of his said ffathers Estate. Now my will is if 
I should depart this life before the said Mann Page attain to the age of twenty 
one years that, Imediatel}- after the finishing the Croji upon liand at my death, 
my Trustees of this my last will and Testament hereafter menconed do have so 
much of the said Estate in the said New Kent County appraised as with the 
said forty hogsheads of Tobacco (which is to be leaf tobacco) shall amount to 
the said Sum of Two thousand pounds sterling and deliver the same to the said 
Mann Page or his Guardian in part of paj'ment of what is due to him from 
his said ffathers Estate ; Nevertheless if the said Mann Page or his Guardian 



Tl ULLIAMSB URG. 49 

in Trust for him be willing to take the said Stock of Negroes, Cattle, horses, 
mares, hogs, household necessaries and working Tooles upon the said Planta- 
tions [after the rates (in proportion to their qualitj') they were formerly ap- 
praised as will appear by Inventory in the Secretaries office] then my will and 
desire is (if he like of it) that he may have the whole stock of Negroes, Cattle, 
horses, mares, hogs, household necessaries and working Tooles, and all the 
Indian Corn and other grain upon the said Plantations in New Kent Coimty, 
at the said rates, discharging my Estate from so much as the same shall amount 
to as part of his due out of his said ffathers Estate ; And Whei-eas it would be 
a very gi'eat hindrance and loss to my said Son in law Mann Page to have his 
plantations in Gloucester County unstockt wiien they shall come into his hands 
therefore my will is that he may have the whole Stock of Negroes, (Except 
George and Jemmy two of my Carpenters and Doll and Poll two house wenches 
and their Children) , Cattle, horses and mares, sheep, hogs, household furniture 
and working Tooles, as near as can be computed by four honest men upon 
their Oathes at the rates they were formerly appraised which will appear by 
Inventory in the Secretaries Office, having due regard to the quality of the said 
Negroes, and ni}- will also is that my said Son in Law Mann Page may have 
one half of my Store goods u])on the said Plantations which are properly for 
the use of the Plantations at the rate of Tenu p' Cent upon what they cost in 
England which is for charges of Importation but if the said Mann Page shall 
refuse to take the whole stock, goods and chattells aforesaid in Gloucester 
County then my will and intention is that he have no part thereof And whereas 
the aforementioned goods and chatties will amount to considerably more 
than what will be due to him of his said ffathers Estate my will is if it 
should so happen that the said Mann Page hath not nor cannot have the Guar- 
dianship of his sister Martha whereby to have his porcon in his hands that he 
the said Maun Page giving Bond with sufficient security, if under twenty 
one years of age, but if at that age, his own Bond shall be sufficient for the 
payment within three years from the date of the said Bond for the use of my 
Executor hereafter named the overplush with the said stock of Negroes Goods 
and Chattells shall amount to more then what shall be due to him from his 
said ffathers Estate. Item I give and bequeath to my Godson Bouth Napier 
son of Rob'. Napier formerly of New Kent County the Sum of Twenty pounds 
St"^. to be paid Six months after my decease to buy him a young Negro. Item 
I give and bequeath to my Godson Edward Diggs son of Co". Dudley Diggs 
twenty pounds St?. , to be paid him at the age of twenty one years to buy him 
a peice or peices of plate. Item I give and bequeath to my godson Matthew 
Walker Son of M'. Joseph Walker of York County thirty pounds S'-. to be paid 
within Six months after my decease to be laid out the first opportunity in pur 
chasing two negro children which said two negroes and their Increase to go to 
him dispose of as he shall think fitt as soon as he shall attain to the age of 
Eighteen years. Item I give and bequeath to my dear and loving Son John 
Page all the remainder of my Estate both reall and personall in England and 
Virgin! or elsewhere (Except forty pounds sterling hereafter bequeathed) and 
do make my said son John Page sole Executor of this my last Will and Testa- 
4 



50 PAGE FAMILY. 

ineiit aud my will is tiiat lie have full and al)solute possession of the said Estate 
and fidl power in the Execucon of this my last Will and Testament as soon as 
he siiall attain to the age of Eighteen years, which will be on the twenty 
second day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and seventeen, aud uutill my said son John Page shall attain to the age of 
Eighteen years, I appoint my Kn-ing ffriends M'. Edmond Barkley of Gloster 
County, :\r. Robert Anderson juu'. of New Kent County and M\ Richard 
AViltslieir of Gloster C<Mmty Trustees to see tliis my last Will and Testament 
duely executed, and for the better mauagem' of my said sons Virginia Estate 
my will and desire is that my said Trustees appoint one or two of themselves 
or some other capable person at a reasonable Sallary to look after and manage 
the same as a Gen" oversoir or Baylif and to shi]) the Crops of Tob'", but tliat 
the bills (if loading be taken in all my Trustees names. 

Item I give and bequeath to eacli of my said Trustees ten pounds st*-' to huj 
mourning, and my will is, as soon as my Son in law Mann Page shall attain 
to the age of Twenty one years aud have received full payment of my said 
Trustees out of my Estate for what is due to him from his said ffathers estate, 
that my said son in Law 3Iann Page by joined to my said Trustess, in Trust 
for my said son John Pages Estate. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett 
my band and seal the twentieth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord Christ One 
thousand seven hundred and nine. J. Page. Signed sealed and delivered by 
the within named John Page for and as his last AVill and Testament In the pres- 
ence of Guy Smith Cler :, Jobn Piatt, Hugh Hughes. 

2'' January 171S Which day appeared personally Micajab Perry and Richard 
Perry of the Parish of S'. Catherine Cree-church London merchants, and John 
Page of York County in Virginia. Gentleman, and by vertue of their corporall 
Oaths deposed as followeth to wit the said Micajab and Richard Perry deposed 
that they were well acquainted with John Page the elder, late of Gloucester 
County in Virginia, but at Bethnal Green in the parish of Stepney in the 
Countv' of Middx Merchant deceased, and with his hand-writing for severall 
years next before and till the time of his death which happned sometime in 
the year 1710 — having severall times seen him write aud received severall 
Letters and Bills of Exchange from him whereby they became well acquainted 
with his hand-writing and the Dep'* several times visited the said deceased at 
his lodging at Bethnal Green afores'' during the time of his sickness whereof 
he dyed aud he then told the Depon" that he had made his will aud left the 
same at Virginia and the Deponents shortly after his Death found amongst 
his the deceaseds pajiers of importance in his Escrutore or desk at his said 
lodgings the Schedule Testamentary hereunto annexed purporting his the de- 
ceaseds last Will and Testament beginning thus viz' : — In the Name of God 
Amen I John Page of Gloucester County iu Virginia &c., and ending thus, 
viz' : — In witness whereof, I have liereunto sett my liand and seal. Aud the 
Dep'* verily believe the same to be all wi-ote by and with the proper hand of 
him the said deceased and the said Micajab Perry further deposed that he hath 
had in his custody the aforesaid Schedule ever since the same was so found as 
aforesaid. And the said Johu Page the younger deposed that he was well ac- 



WILLIAMSBURG. 51 

quainted with his said ffathers hand writing and verily believes the aforesaid 
IScliedule to be all wrote by and with the proper hand of his said tfather and 
that the same agrees with his said, ffathers originall will remaining in the 
Secretaires office in Virginia and the Dep' about nine months since received 
from M'. Joseph Walker of York County aforesaid Merchant one of the Trustees 
therein named the other Schedule Testamentary hereunto annexed bearing date 
the twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and nine who then told him the Dep' that the same was a Copy of his fathers 
last will and Testament which the Dep' believes to be true — 

Micajah Perry, Richard Perry, J. Page— eod die p'fati Micajah et Rich'us 
Perry et Jolies Page Jurat, fixer, super veritati p'^missorum coram me E. Kinas- 
ton, Surr. 

Probatum fuit hu.jusmodi Testamentum apud London coram venerabili viro 
Edvardo Kinaston Legum Doctore Surrogato venerabilis et egregij viri Johan- 
nis Bettesworth Legum etiam Doctoris Curite Prerogativge Cantuariensis Mag- 
istri Custodis sive commissarij legitime constituti secundo die mensis Januarij 
anno Domini millesimo septigentesimo decimo octavo, Juramento Johannis 
Pagefilij dicti defuncti et Exeeutoris vmici in dicto Testamento nominat. Cui 
commissa fuit administratio omnium et singulorum bonorum jurium et credi- 
torum dicti defimeti de bene et fideliter administrando eadem ad Sancta Dei 
Evangelia jurat, etc : 

From the foregoing will it appears that the John Page who first 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Francis Page, married secondly 
Mary Mann, widow of Hon. Matthew Page, of Rosewell, and had 
issue, all of whom lived in England. John Page himself died in 
1710 at Stepney, England. His widow, Mary Mann, returned to 
Rosewell, where she died and was buried, as will appear when 
speaking of her as the wife of Hon. Matthew Page. 

It was the case above mentioned of the Yestrj^ of Bruton Parish 
versus Parson Whatelj' and his supporter. Governor Nicholson, 
about 1702, that led Bishop Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., pp. 150, 151, to 
write as follows : 

In the history of tlie Vestries we may fairly trace the origin not only of 
that religious liberty which afterward developed itself in Virginia, but also 
of the early and determined stand taken by the Episcopalians of Virginia in 
behalf of civil liberty. The Vestries, who were the intelligence and moral 
strength of the land, had been trained up in the defence of their rights against 
governors and bishops, kings, queens, and cabinets. They had been slowly 
fighting the battles of the Revolution for one hundred and fifty years. Taxation 
and representation were only other words for support and election of ministers. 
The principle was the same. It is not wonderful, therefore, that we find the 



53 PAGE FA3IILY. 



same men, who took the lead in the councils and armies of the Revolution most 
active in the recorded proceedings of the Vestries. Examine the vestry boolis 
and you will find prominent there the names of Washington, Peyton Randolph, 
Gen'l Nelson, Crov. Page, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, and hundreds of 
others who might be named as patriots of the Revolution. 

The Williamsburg branch of the Page family in Virginia be- 
came extinct upon the death of Capt. Francis Page without surviv- 
ing issue. The second son, Matthew Page, had an only son, as we 
shall see, from whom all the others are descended. 



II. Matthew Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., second 
son of Col. John Page, of England and Williamsburg, James City 
Co., Va., progenitor of the Page family in Virginia, and Alice 
Luckin, his wife, was born at the last-named place in 1659, and re- 
moved to the first-named place. He died 9th January, 1703, aged 
forty-four years, and on his tombstone at Rosewell he is mentioned 
as "Honourable Collonell Matthew Page, Esqr." 

The following is a copy of the inscription : 

Here lieth Interred y Bodj' of y*' Honourable 

Collonell Matthew Page Esqr. One of Her Majesties 

most Honourable Councell of the Parish of 

Abington in the County of Gloucester in the 

Collony of Virginia. 

Son of the Honourable Collonell John & Alice 

Page of the Parish of Bruton in the County 

of Yorke in j*" aforesaid Collony. Who Departed 

tills life in the 9th day of Januaiy Ann. 

Dom. 1703 in y" 45th year of his age. 

In the above inscription " Her Majesties most Honourable Coun- 
cell" refers to Queen Anne, who reigned 1702-14. Hon. Matthew 
Page was one of the members of the original Board of Trustees for 
the College of William and Mary, and his name appears in the 
charter of that Institution as " Matthew Page, Gent." This charter 
is dated " at Westminster, the eighth day of February, in the fourth 
year of our reign" (1692). A MS. of this charter maybe seen at the 
College of Arms, London. For a picture of the College of William 
and Mary see Bishop Meade, op. ciY., Vol. I., p. 157. 

He married, about 1089, Mary Mann, only child of John and 
Mary Mann, of Timberneck, Gloucester Co., Va., where he probably 
lived several years before removing to Rosewell. The house in 
which he lived at the latter place does not now exist. It was simply 
a temporary wooden structure, like many others erected in the early 
colonial days, and has since been replaced by the present brick 
mansion, a description of which appears further on. 

53 



54 PAGE FAMILY. 

Mary ^lauii was an heiress, and alone survived her parents; 
hence the reason for naming her only surviving child, Mann. 

She was born at Timberneck, in 1G72, and died at Rosewell, 27th 
March, 1707, aged thirty-five. She was buried at Rosewell, and the 
following is a copy of the inscription on her tombstone there : 

Here \yoth Interred the Body 

of Mary Page wife of the 

Hon'''*' ^Matthew Page Esquire 

one of Her Majestys Councel 

t)f the Collonj' of Virginia and 

Daughter of John and Mary 

Mann of this Collony. Who 

Departed this life y'' 24th Day 

of Marrli in y" year of our 

Lord 1707 in y" thirty Sixth 

year of her Age. 

She married first, as already stated, Hon. Matthew Page, about 
1G89; after his death in 1703 she married her cousin John Page, the 
lawyer, whose will has already been given. 

In regard to John and Mar}' Mann, the parents of the wife of 
Hon. Matthew Page, the following are copies of the inscriptions on 
their tombstones at Timberneck : 

Here Lyetli y' Body of John Mann of 

Gloucester County in Virginia. Gent. 

Aged 63 years. Who Departed this life 

y 7th Day of January Anno Domini 1694. 

That of Marj', his wife, reads as follows : 

Here Lj-eth Interred the Body of Mrs 

Mary Mann of the County of Gloucester in 

the Collony of Virginia. Gentle Wo"'. Who 

Departed this life the 18th day of March 170f. 

Aged 56 years. 

Of the four children of Hon. Matthew Page and Mary Mann, 
his wife, three died infants. One of these, Elizabeth, the eldest, 




(From the origriiial nil pnrtrair. 



MARY MANN, 

riMBERNECK, GLOUCESTER CO., Va. 



56 PAGE FAMILY. 

was buried at Timberneck, and the inscription on her tombstone 
there is as follows : 

Here Lyeth y Body of Elizabeth Page 
Daughter of Matthew Page of y* Colouy of 

Virginia. Gentleman. Aged three years. 

Who departed tliis life y' 15111 day of March 

Auuo Domini 1(!9:J. 

The other two children were buried at Rosewell, and the inscrip- 
tion on their joint tombstone reads as follows : 

Neare this Place lye Interred the Body of 
Matthew Page Son of y Honourable Colon*^" 

M.\TTHEW Page Esqr. and Mary his wife. 

Who departed this life the ol day of December 

An". Do™. 1T02 in y 5th month of his Age. 

Allso the Body of Mary Page Daughter 

to Colon-^" Matthew Page Esqr. & MarY 

his wife. Who Departed this life y'' 14th day of 

Jan : An". Do"\ 170^^ in the 7th yeare of her Age. 

The children of Hon. Matthew Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester 
Co., Va., and Mar}^ Mann, his wife, were therefore as follows: 

1. Elizabeth Page, eldest, born 1690 ; died at Timberneck, 15th March, 

1693, aged 3 years. 

2. Mann Page, born 1691 ; only survivor. 

3. Mary Page, born 1697 ; died at Rosewell, 14th January, 1703, aged 6 years. 

4. Matthew Page, born 1702 ; died at Rosewell, 31st December, 1702, aged 4 

months. 

The location known as Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., was 
originally settled by Hon. Matthew Page about the year 1700, 
although the house that was built there by him does not now exist. 
Why he should have selected that particular site is not certainly 
known. It is no more conveniently situated than the location now 
called Shelly, and the latter is of a considerably higher elevation 
than the former, which is quite a consideration in that rather flat 
portion of the country. It is claimed b}' some that Powhatan had 
his headquarters at Rosewell, and it is supposed that Hon. Matthew 
Page settled there in commemoration of the event of the saving of the 
life of Capt. John Smith b}" Pocahontas. Many Indian relics have 



ROSE WELL. 57 

been found at Rosewell and in its immediate vicinity, and from 
various accounts it would appear that Rosewell was about the loca- 
tion of Powhatan's headquarters. On the other hand, Howison, in 
his "'History of Virginia,'" is quite positive that Shelly, which was 
formerly called Werowocomico, is the correct location that marks 
the spot where that celebrated Indian chief, or " Emperor of Virgina," 
once resided. Bishop Meade (op. cit., Vol. I., p. 335) inclines to 
Howison 's statement of the case. The two localities are not very 
far distant from each other, and are separated by Carter's Creek, 
which flows into York River. They are both situated on the left 
bank of York River, Rosewell being on the right bank of Carter's 
Creek, while Shell}' is on the left bank of that stream. 

III. Mann Page, I., of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., the 
first of that name, second and onl}^ surviving child of Hon, 
Matthew Page, of the same place, and Mary Maun, his wife, second 
child (and only one having surviving male issue) of Col. John Page, 
of England and Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., pro- 
genitor of the Page Family in Virginia, and Alice Luckin, his wife, 
was born at the first-named place in 1691, and died there 2-l:th Jan- 
uary, 1730, aged 39 years. He was the half-brother of John Page 
of England, who was the son of Mary Mann, by her second husband, 
John Page. 

The following is an exact copy of the inscription on the tomb- 
stone at Rosewell : 

Here lie the remains of the Honourable Mann Page Esq. 

One of His ^Majesties Council of this Collony 

of Virginia. 

Who departed this life the 24th Day of January 1730 

In the 40th year of his Age. 

He was the Only Son of the Honourable Matthew Page Esq. 

Who was likewise a member of His Majesties Council. 

His first wife was Judith Daughter of Ralph Wormeley Esq. 

Secretary of Virginia ; 

By whom he had two Sons and a Daughter 

He afterwards married Judith. Daughter of the Hon^'- Robert Carter Esq. 

President of Virginia 
With whom he lived in the most tender reciprocal affection 

For twelve years : 



58 PAGE FAMILY. 

Leaving by her five Sous and a Daughter. 

His publick Trust he faithfully Discharged 

with 

Candour and Discretion 

Truth and Justice. 

Nor was he less eminent in His private Behaviour 

For he was 

A tender Husband and Indulgent Father 

A gentle Master and a faithfuU Friend 

Being to All 

Courteous and Benevolent Kind and Affable. 

This Monument was piously erected to his Memory 

By His mournfully Surviving Lady. 

According to Governor Page's autobiography, quoted in Bishop 
Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., p. 147, note, Hon. Mann Page was educated 
at Eton in England. 

He was a member of His Majesty's Council in Virginia at the 
time of his death which occurred in the early part of the reign of 
George II. (1727-60). He was also a member of the Council during 
the latter part of the reign of George I. (1714-27). He inherited a 
vast landed estate, and was the founder of the present Rosewell 
Mansion. 

According to Bishop Meade, he made a financial mistake in building such 
a large and costly house. Others say that the account of Bishop Meade, oj). cit., 
Vol. I., pp. 331, 332, is based on inaccurate information, and is greatly exag- 
gerated. However this may be, he was only sixteen years old when his parents 
and grandparents on both sides were dead, and it is hardly surprising that a 
youth thus left alone in the world should be tempted into extravagance under the 
idea that he was rich because he had inherited vast forests. 

The present Rosewell House was commenced about 1725. It was barely 
completed in 1730, when Hon. Mann Page died, and his body was laid out in 
the great hall, where it remained a short time before it was buried. The house 
is situated on the right bank of Carter's Creek, near the junction of the latter 
with York River, and just ojiposite Shelly. It is built of brick, with im- 
ported marble casements, and is three stories high, exclusive of the basement. 
It was then, and for many years afterward, the largest house in Virginia. The 
rooms are cubes in their proportions. The large hall was wainscoted with 
polished mahogany, and the balustrade of the grand stairway was made of the 
same material. The latter is carved by hand to represent baskets of fruit, 
flowers, etc. From the roof can be seen the Nelson House, at Yorktown, about 
fifteen miles away. It is the tradition of the place that Jefferson drafted the 
Declaration of Independence in this house before going to Philadelphia. This 




(From the original oil painting by unknown artist, 1696.) 



MANN PAGE, I., 

Founder of the present Rosewell Mansion, 1725. 
Died 24th January, 1730, aged 89. 



60 PAGE FAMILY. 

tradition is not only not impossible, but is highly probable, as Jefferson was 
an intimate friend of Gov. John Page, and frequently visited Rosewell. For 
a picture of this house, see Bishop Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., p. 333. It remained 
in the possession of the Page Family until about 1838, when it was sold, to- 
gether with the land belonging to it, to Thomas B. Booth, of Gloucester Co., 
Va. , for the paltry sum of twelve thousand dollars. 

]Mr. Bootli changed the original flAt roof to its present shape, covering it with 
galvanized iron instead of the lead, which he sold. After selling $35, 000 worth 
of lumber and wood from the estate, he sold the latter to John Tab Catlett, of 
Gloucester Co. , Va. , for $22, 500. The present owner, Mrs. Deans, says that her 
husband, lately deceased, bought it from Catlett, in 1855, for the last-named 
sum. The above-mentioned Mr. Booth evidently had an eye to profit when 
he bought the place. The lead was stripped fi-om the roof, as already 
stated, and sold — galvanized iron being used instead. A letter is still in exist- 
ence wherein Edmund Pendleton urges Gov. John Page to accept pay for the 
lead weights taken from the window casements for the purpose of being cast 
into American Revolutionary bullets. The grand old cedars bordering the 
avenvie, some of which are said to have been of enormous size, Avere cut down 
and the wood sold for tub timber. The mahogany wainscoting was detached 
from the walls of the hall and sold, but being unable to dispose of the carved 
wood of the stairway, it was whitewashed. Even the bricks of which the wall 
of the graveyai'd Avas made were removed. The very foundations of the tomb- 
stones themselves appear to have been taken away, and the large marble slabs 
are scattered about on the svirface of the ground. For a very interesting ac- 
count of Rosewell, the reader is referred to Scritnier's Monthly Magazine for 
Oct., 1881, published in New York by The Century Company. 

Hon. Mann Page was quite prominent in politics, and according 
to Governor Page (Bishop Meade, op. cit.. Vol. I., p. 147, note), he 
was influential in " checking the British merchants from claiming 
even freight on their goods from England," etc. 

The following copy of an old document, in possession of the 
author, is published, as it refers to Mann Page and is a Colonial 
relic : 

Mr. Pratt's Case with Mr. Ste. Comyns's Opinion, in Aug., 1744. 

12"' Dec 1722, Mr. W'" Pratt of Virginia by his will of this date Gives to 
his only Daughter Elizabeth Pratt £1000 payable as therein is mentioned and 
in case his wife sho* be ensient with a Son then he disposes of all the residue 
of his Estate in manner following "I Give all my real Estate unto such after 
born Son & his Heirs for Ever, and as to my personal Estate I give the Same 
to such after born Son when he shall marry or attain the age of 21 years for 
Ever. But if such after born Son happen to die before such time or in case 
my Wife sho'* not be ensient with a Son as af'^ I give all the residue of my s** 
Estate to my Father William Pratt of Peterhead in the kingdom of Great Britain 



ROSE WELL. 61 

Gent, and his Heirs for ever. But if mj- Father sho' die in my life time and 
so my Will become void as to him then I Give the residue to my Uncle John 
Pratt of London Merchant and his Heirs for Ever. And if he sho"' die before 
me then I Give the same to be equally divided among all my Brothers and their 
Heirs." He further willed that his Ex'*"^^ sho'' allow out of tlie profits of his 
s*' Estate such Sum or Sums of Money as sho** be sufficient to maint" and Educate 
his s' Child or Children in such manner as sho'' be fitting for them and ap- 
pointed Maun Page Esqr, Mr. John Pratt his Uncle and John Randolj)]] Guard- 
ians to his s'' Child or Children & Ex"^" of his Will. 

The Test' died the 22'' Feby 1723 leaving the s'^ Elizabeth his Daughter 
and Keith William Pratt his only Son and who was born after making the 
said Will and Mr. John Pratt alone proved the Will. 

It does not appear the Test' had any real Estate but died poss'"^ of a per- 
sonal Estate of about £7000, one 3'' whereof his Widow was intitled to and the 
residue (after payment of the s' Legacy of £1000) amounting to about £3600 was 
to be paid to the said Keith William Pratt or to such Person as sho'' be intitled 
upon the Contingencies mentioned in the said Will. 

W"' Pratt J" Test" Father died in the Life time of the Testator 12"' Feby 
1731. The s'' John Pratt by his will of this date Gave to the s'' Elizabeth Pratt 
£500 to be paid her at her age of 21 or Marriage, and gave to the s'' Keith 
William Pratt his Gold Watch and his great Bible Two Silver Salvers and sev- 
eral other pieces of Plate therein particulai-ly mentioned to be delivered to him 
at his Age of 24 years and Gave all the rest and residue of his Estate to the s'' 
Keith William Pratt to be jxiid liim at his age of 24 years, but if he sho'' die 
before such age then he gave a further Legacy of £1500 to the said Elizabeth 
Pratt if she slio'' be then living and the residue of his Estate to his Nephew 
James Pratt willing tliat his Ex"^'* do first thereout pay to his Bro. W™ Pratt 
and his wife Greeswell Tliirty Poimds and directed his Ex""" to maintain and 
Educate the s'' Keith W'" Pratt in the manner mentioned in his Will & ap- 
pointed Joseph Windham, Philip Terry & Roger Tublay Ex""'. 

The s'' John Pratt died the 7"' Jime 1731, and his Ex"' duly proved his Will 
& maintained & educated the s'' Keith W™ Pratt and placed him in a Merchants 
House at Lisbon where he died lately under tlie age of 21 years & unmarried, 
but whether he made any will is not yet known. 

The s' Eliz" Pratt is the only Sister of the s'' Keith W'" Pratt and was 
married to Mr. Walter King. 

Mr. King has rec' of the Ex"''* of Mr. John Pratt the Legacy of £1000 left 
to his Wife by her Fathers Will & the £500 left her by the Will of the s'' John 
Pratt. 

- Q. What is Mr. King in right of his Wife, the Representatives of Keith W'" 
Pratt, & y'' s** James Pratt respectively intitled unto under y'' Wills of W"' 
Pratt & Jn'^ Pratt upon y" death of y** s'' Keitli W"> Pratt unmarried & before 
attaining y^ age of 21. 

If Mr. W'" Pratt left any real Estate, the same was well devised to Keith 
W™ Pratt, & upon his death Mrs. King his Sister became intitled thereto as 
his Heir at Law ; as to y" residue of Mr. W™ Pratts personal Estate given to 



62 PAGE FAMILY. 

Mr. Ju" Pratt upon y contingencies of Keith W'" Pratt dying unmarried and 
before 21, I apprehend is now to be considered as part of y^ personal Estate of 
y« s'' Jn" Pratt, botli y'' contingencies of K. W. Pratt dying unmarried & before 
21 liaving happened, but y" Interest and annual Increase of such residue from 
y death of y' s'^ W'" Pratt is I conceive to be looked upon as part of the per- 
sonal Estate of y s** K. W. Pratt & go according to his Will (if he has made 
any) if no Will made, then to go to his Sister & her Mother if living to be dis- 
tribuuted equally between them & not to go over with y*' residue to Jn° Pratt, 
there being no express words for that purpose, nor will a Court of Equity con- 
strue it to be y'' intention of y" Tesf^ that it sh'' go over to j" prejudice of an 
only cliild. As to y" Plate &c given by John Pratts Will to K. W. Pratt to be 
delivered to him at his age of 24 years was a vested Legacy on K. W. Pratt, 
& y time of delivery only postponed, & will consequently go to his Representa- 
tives & not to James Pratt as y"= same is not devised over to him upon y'' death 
of K. W. Pratt. Mr. King in right of his Wife is intitled to y" Legacy of £1500, 
& Mr. James Pratt to y'' residue of y'' personal Estate of John Pratt after pay* 

nieut of Debts & legacies 

StS : COMYNS 

Inner Temple Aug*' 4"=, 1744. 

He married, first, at the age of '2], in 1T12, Judith Wormelej', 
aged 17, daughter of Hon. Ealph "Wormeley, Secretary of the Colony 
of Virginia. The following is an exact copy of the inscription on 
her tombstone at Rosewell : 

Sacrse et Piae Memoriae 

Hoc Monumentum positum doloris 

ab Honorato Mann Page Armigero 

charissimae svia> conjugis 

JUDITH^E 

In ipso eetatis flore decusste 

Ornatissimi Ralph: Wormeley 

de Agro Middlesessise 

Armigeri 

Nee non Virginian! Secretaij quondam Meritissimi 

Filliae dignissima? 

Lectissima3 dilectissimseque foemina^ 

Quae vixit in Sanctissimo Matrimonio 

quatuor annos totidemque menses. 

Utriusque Sexes unum Suj^erstitem 

reliquit 

Ralpham et Maeiam 

vera Patris simul et Matris ectypa. 

Habuitque tertium Mann uominatum 

vix quinque dies videntem 



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8iib hoc Sik'Uti Marinore Matre sua iuclusuni 

Post ciijus partuiii terti(j die 

Mortal itatem pro Immortalitate 

connnutavit. 

Pruli dolor I 

Inter uxores ainantissinia 

Inter matres fuit optima 

Candida Doinina 

Cui sunnna Comitas 

Cum veuustissima suavitate niorum et sernionum 

conjuncta 

Obi it duodecimo die Decembris 

Amio ;\Iilessimr) Septingessimo decinio Sexto 

^-Etatis Sufe vicessinio Secundo. 

The following- is a translation of the inscription on the tombstone 
of Jiulith Wornieley : 

"To the Sacred and Pious Memory of his most beloved wife, Judith, cut down 
in the very flower of her age, this Monument of grief was erected by the 
Honourable ^lauu Page, Esquire. She was a most worthy daughter of the very 
illustrious Ralph Wormeley of County Middlesex, Esquire, formerly also a most 
deserving Secretary of Virginia. She was a most excellent and choice lady 
who lived in the state of most holj^ niatrimonj^ for four years and as many 
months. She left one survivor of each sex, Ralph and Maria, true likenesses 
together of Father and Mt)ther. She also had a third named Mann, who, 
scarcely five days surviving, under this silent marble was inclosed with his 
mother. On the third day after his birth she exchanged mortality for immor- 
tality. Alas, grief I She was a most affectionate wife, the best of mothers, and 
an upright mistress of her family, in whom the utmost gentleness was united 
with the most graceful suavity' of manners and conversation. She died on the 
twelfth day of December in the One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteenth 
year and the twenty second of lier age. " 

The following is copied from the old Famih' Bible now in pos- 
session of Frederick M. Page, son of Capt. Thomas Jefferson Page, 
U. S. Navy : 

"Mann Page son of Juditli & M. Page born the 8tli of December, about 
three of the clock in the morning, 1716. On the twelfth day of December (the 
most unfortunate that ever befel me) about seven of the clock in the morning, 
the better half of me, my dearest dear wife, was taken from me, after she had 
endured the bitterest pangs of death about thirty hours, with the greatest 
patience imaginable, and most absolute resignation to the blessed will ot God. " 



04 PAGE FAMILY. 

The said Family Bible was printed in London, 1696, and contains, besides 
the Bible, the Episcopal Prayer Book, Hymns, and the Apocrypha. 

The records contained in it are very meagre and written by different people 
at different times. The above-quoted memorandum was probably written by 
Hon. Mann Page himself, unless it is a copy. That and a memorandum re- 
garding the births of Ralph and Maria Page (which see) are the only satisfac- 
tory entries, the rest being in different handwritings and without dates. 

Armiger literally means armor- bearer, but in heraldry it sig- 
nifies Esquire. 

In a letter from William C. Rives, Esqr., of Newport, R. I., to 
Dr. R. C. M. Page, of New York City, dated IStli February, 1879, 
he says : 

" One of our nearest neighbors at Newport is Miss Catharine P. Wormeley, 
daughter of Admiral Ralph Wormeley, of the British Navy. He was a Vir- 
ginian by birth, and beyond doubt of the same blood with the lady whose 
beautiful epitaph you have transcribed." 

Hon. Mann Page married, secondly, in 1718, Judith, third child 
and second daughter of Hon. Robert (King) Carter, of Corotoman, 
Lancaster Co., Va., President of the Colony of Virginia, and Judith 
Armistead, his first wife. In regard to Hon. Robert Carter, Capt. 
R. R. Carter, of Shirley, on James River, Charles City Co., 
Va., writes as follows, 18th May, 1879: 

Robert Carter (King) was the son of John Carter by his third wife, Sarah 
Ludlowe. The said John Carter was born in England, moved to Corotoman, 
Lancaster County, Virginia, in 1649, built the house and a church there, and 
died there in 1669, Robert " The King " being then six years old. 

King Carter married, first, in 1688, Judith Armistead, and secondly, in ITOl, 
Betty Landon. By each of these wives he had five children. Judith Carter, 
the second wife of Mann Page, of Rosewell, was his third child, and second 
daughter by the first wife, and was born about the year 1694. 

My great-grandfather, Charles Carter, of Shirley, married, secondly, in 1770, 
Anne Butler Moore, of Chelsea, King William Coimty, Virginia. Their daugh- 
ter, Anne Hill Carter, was born in 1773, and married Gen. Lee (Light Horse 
Harry) 18th June, 1794. Miss Moore was granddaughter of Gov. Spottswood. 

It may be stated here that Sir Alexander Spottswood, governor 
of Virginia, was aid-de-camp to Marlborough at the battle of Blen- 
heim. He built the house now known as the Moore House, at 
Yorktown, Va., in which the terms of surrender were signed by 
Lord Cornwallis, in October, 1781. 



ROSEWELL. 65 

Judith Carter was about 23 years of age when she became the 
second wife of Hon. Mann Page, of Rosewell, in the year 1717-18. 
When she died, or at what age, is not known. Bishop Meade, op. 
cif., Vol. I., p. 351, says: "There were tombstones over each of the 
wives of this the first Mann Page — one in Latin and the other in 
English. The latter was first broken, and then crumbled away." 
The children of Hon. Mann Page and Judith Wormeley, his first 
wife, were as follows : ~ 

1. Ralph Wormeley Page, eldest, bom at Eosewell, 2d December, 1713. He 

lived to become a student at William and Mary College, but died single 
and probably young. 

2. Maria Page, born at Rosewell, 24tli February, 1714. She was called 

Judith after the death of her mother, and maiTied, about 1735, William 
Randolph, of Tuckahoe. Goochland Co., Va. She was the grandmother 
of Gov. Thomas Mann Randolph, of Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. 
(See Randolpli.) 

3. Mann Page, born at Rosewell, 8th December, 1716 ; died infant. 

The following is a copy of the record in the old family Bible 
in regard to these three children of Hon. Mann Page and Judith 
Wormelej', his first wife : 

Ralph Page, the son of Judith & Mann Page, was born at Rosewell the 
second of December about half an hour after twelve at night, 1713. 

Mary P. , the daughter of Judith & M. Page, was born the 24 day of I'eb- 
ruary, about 8 o'clock in the morning, 1714. 

Mann Page, son of Judith & M. Page, born the 8th of December about 
three of the clock in the morning, 1716. 

The children of Hon. Mann Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester 
Co., Va., and Judith Carter, his second wife, were as follows: 

1. Mann Page, eldest, born at Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va. , about 1718, re- 

sided there. He married, first, 1743, Alice Grymes. Their eldest child 
was Governor John Page. Mann Page married, secondly, about 1748, 
Anne Corbin Tayloe. 

2. John Page, second son and child, bom at Rosewell, Gloucester Co. , Va. , 

about 1720 ; removed to North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) Co. , 
Va. He married, in 1746, Jane Byrd, of Westover, on James River, 
Charles City Co. , Va. 

3. Robert Page, third son and child, born at Rosewell, Gloucester Co. , Va. , 

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GG PAGE FAMILY. 

about 1722; removed to Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va. He married, 
20th January, 1750, Sarah Walker. 

4. Carter Page, born at Rosewell about 1724. He was a student at William 

and Mary College, but died single and young. 

5. Matthew Page, born at Rosewell about 1726. He also became a student 

at William and Mary College, but died young and witliout issue. 

6. Daughter Page, born at Rosewell about 1728, and died infant. 

The three surviving brothers, Manx, John, and Robert, i)e- 
came the heads, respectively, of the three branches of the Page 
famil}' in Virginia, viz. : (1) Rosewell, also called the White 
Pages. (2) North End, or Black Pages. (3) Broadneck Pages. 
The latter removed to Clarke County, Va. 

After completing the history of the Rosewell Pages, we will 
consider the North End and Broadneck branches. 

IV. Mann Page, the second of that name, of Rosewell, 
Gloucester Co., Va., eldest son of Hon. Mann Page, of the same 
place, and Judith Carter, his second wife (by whom alone he 
had surviving male issue), only survivor of Hon. Matthew Page, 
of the same place, and Mary Mann, his wife, second (and only son 
having male issue) of Col. John Page, of England, and Williamsburg, 
James City Co., Va., progenitor of the Page familj' in Virginia, and 
Alice Luckin, his wife, was born at the first-named place about the 
3'ear ITIS. 

He was probably buried at Rosewell, but at what age he died is 
not known. Bishop Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., p. 353, correctly states 
that "there is no tombstone over the second Mann Page." 

According to the Catalogue of William and Mary College, he was a member 
of the Board of Visitors of that institution in 1758, and is designated as "Mann 
Page, Gent. " His son, Governor John Page, in his autobiogi'aphy, as quoted 
in Bishop Meade, ojJ. cit. , Vol. I. , p. 147, note, says : " He declined the oflSce 
of Councillor in favor of his younger brother, John Page (of North End) , who, 
my father said, having been brought up in the study of the law regularly, was 
a much more i^roper person for that office than he w^as." 

He married, first, in 1743, Alice Grymes, daughter of Hon. John 
Grymes, of Middlesex County, Va. , who was a member of the 
Colonial Council during the reign of George I. The following is a 
copy of the inscription on her tombstone at Rosewell : 




HON. MANN PAGE, II., 
RosEWELL, Gloucester Co., Va. 



68 PAGE FAMILY. 

Here lies the Body of Mrs. Alice Page 

Wife of Mann Page Esq. 

She departed this life the 11th Day of January 1746 

In childbed of her second Son 

In the 23rd year of her Age 

Leaving 

Two Sons and one Daughter. 

She was the third Daughter 

of the Honourable John Grimes Esquire 

of 

Middlesex County 

one of His Majesty's Council in this Colony 

of Virginia. 

Her personal Beauty 

and the uncommon Sweetness of her Temper 

Her affable Deportment and Exemplary Behaviour 

Made her respected by all who knew 

The spotless Innocency of her Life 

and her singular Piety 

Her Constancy & Resignation at the Hour of Death 

Sufficiently testified 

Her firm & certain Hopes of a joyfull Resurrection. 

To her sacred Memory 

This Monument is piously erected. 

The children of Mann Page, of Rosewell, and Alice Grymes^ 
his first wife, were as follows : 

1. John Page, eldest, born at Rosewell. 17th April, 1744, and afterward 

Governor of Virginia. 

2. Judith Page, born at Rosewell about 1745, mai-ried Lewis Burwell, of 

Carter's Creek, Gloucester Co., Va. 

3. Son Page — died infant. 

Mann Page married, secondl}', about 1748, Anne Corbin Tayloe 
of Mt. Airy, S^ottsyirania Co., Va., and they had the following 
children: tCLQjLou<^<fhJ^ 

1. Mann Page, Jr., born at Rosewell about 1749; removed to Mansfield, 

Spottsylvania Co. , Va. 

2. Robert Page, born at Rosewell about 1751 ; removed to Hanovertown, 

Hanover Co., Va. 

3. Tayloe Page, born at Rosewell, 1756 ; died there, 1760, aged 4 years. 

The following is a copy of the inscription on his tombstone at Rosewell : 



ROSE WELL. G9 

Here Ij-etli interi'd the Body of 

Tayloe Page 

Tliird Son of Mann and 

Ann Corbin Page. 

Wlio Departed this life 

the 29th Day of November 1760 

in the 5th year of his Age. 

4. Gvvynn Page, born at Rosewell about 17o8 ; removed to Kentucky. 

5. Matthew Page, born at Rosewell about 1760; died single. 

6. Elizabeth Page (called Betsey), born at Rosewell about 1762. Married, 

about 1782, Benjamin Harrison, of Brandon, on James River, Prince 
George Co., Va. Their daughter, Lucj- Harrison, married Richard 
Byrd, and their children were : 

(1) Addison Byrd ; married Miss Custis. 

(2) Otway Byrd. and 

(3) Mary Anne Byrd, who mai-ried Beverly Kennon, and had two sons. 
/) f 7. Lucy Burwell Page, born at Rosewell about 1764 ; married, first, about 

,0 /lAvt,*»wi^^<,« — S4 Col. George W. Baylor, and had the following children : 

yr h\uj\ (J) Jolin"\Baylor ; married Nancy Fitzhugh. 

(2) Lucy Baylor ; married William Brent. 

(3) Molly Bajior ; married Horner. 

(4) Nathaniel Baylor ; died unmarried. 

(5) Eliza Baylor ; married Horner. 

(6) Francis Baylor ; died unmarried. 

Lucy Burwell Page, the widow Baylor, married, secondly, about 1798, Col. 
Nathaniel Burwell, of Carter Hall, Clarke Co. , Va. , and had : 

(1) Tayloe Burwell ; died unmarried. 

(2) William Burwell ; married Mary Brooke. 

(3) Eliza Burwell ; married Dr. James Hay and had issue. One of the 
daughters married Robert Dunbar, of Baltimore, Md. 

(4) Mary Burwell; married Francis Whiting, of Clay Hill, Millwood 
P. O. . Clarke Co., Va. She died in 1881, leaving the porti-aits 
of Mann Page, of Rosewell, her grandfather, and Anne Corbin 
Tayloe, his second wife, to Mrs. Belle Burwell Mayo, 110 West 
Franklin Sti'eet, Richmond, Va. 

(5) George Burwell ; married, first, Isabella Dixon ; and, secondly. 
Agnes Atkinson. 

(6) Thomas H. Burwell ; died unmarried. 



In regard to the Burwell Famih^ in Virginia, the first was 
Lewis Burwell, who emigrated from the north of England, 1640, and 
settled on Carter's Creek, Gloucester Co., Va. He married Lucy 
Higginson and had issue. 

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70 PAGE FAMILY. 

about inSO, and died in 1721, aged about forty-one years. He mar- 
ried, about 170'.), Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Robert (King) Car- 
ter, and sister of Judith, the second wife of the Hon. Mann Page, 
of Rose well. 

Of the known children of Nathaniel Burwell and Elizabeth 
Carter his wife, may be mentioned : Elizabeth Burwell, their only 
daughter and called Betty, married in February, 1737, Prest, Wil- 
liam Nelson (see Nelson) ; Col. Robin Burwell, of Isle of Wight Co., 
Va., married Sail}', only daughter of Scotch Tom Nelson and the 
widow Tucker, his second wife, and was the father of Gov. John 
Page's first wife; and Lewis Burwell, the eldest son, born in 1710. 
After the death of Nathaniel Burwell in 1721, his widow, Elizabeth 
Carter Burwell, married Dr. George Nicholas and was the mother 
of Robert Carter Nicholas, Speaker of the Virginia House of Bur- 
gesses and Treasurer of Virginia. 

Lewis Burwell, the eldest son, and born 1710, as already stated, 
removed to The Grove, James Citj" Co., A"a., which was built for 
him by President William Nelson, about 1740. 

The house is situated on James River and is not far from Wil- 
liamsburg. It is still standing and is said to contain the finest mar- 
ble mantelpiece ever brought to Virginia in olden times. Lewis Bur- 
well married, 173G, Mary Willis; and Col. Nathaniel Burwell, who^\/ 
married the widow Baylor, as already stated, was probably his sfen^ 

Col. Nathaniel Burwell first lived at The Grove, near Williams- 
burg, James City Co., Va., but subsequently removed to Clarke Co., 
Va., where he founded Carter Hall. After the death of his first 
wife, Susan Grymes, Col. Burwell was so afflicted that he went to 
Rosewell and requested Gov. John Page to send for his young and 
beautiful widowed half-sister, Mrs. George W. Baylor, for him to 
marry. The widow came, but refused to listen to Col. Bur well's 
addresses. The latter put it all to rights by saying : " Luc}^, you 
don't know what is good for 3'ou. Your brother John and I ar- 
ranged it all before you came!" Their marriage took place soon 
after. The ceremony having been performed, he said : " Now, Lucy, 
you can weep for your dear George, and I will weep for my beloved 
Suky ! " 

Colonel Burwell built Carter Hall soon after the Revolution, and 
before 1700. He left The Grove to his eldest son. Carter Burwell. 



ROSEWELL. 71 

The foregoing copies of inscriptions on the tombstones at Rose- 
well were furnished by Miss Nellie Deans, of that place, in 1879, and 
they are accurate in every respect. The Timberneck inscriptions 
were furnished, about the same time, by Peyton N. Page, Escjr., of 
Gloucester Court House, Virginia. 

Y. John Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., Governor 
OF Virginia, eldest son and child of Mann Page, of the same place 
and Alice Grymes, his first wife, eldest son and child of Hon. Mann 
Page, of the same place, and Judith Carter, his second wife (by 
whom alone he had surviving male issue), second and only sur- 
viving child of Hon. Matthew Page, of the same place, and Mary 
Mann, his wife, second child (and the only one having male issue) of 
Col. John Page, of England and Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., 
progenitor of the Page Family in Virginia, and Alice Luckin, his 
wife, was born at the first-named place, 17th April, 1744, and died at 
Richmond, Va., 11th Oct., 1808, aged 64 years. He was buried in 
St. John's Episcopal Churchyard, near the present east side entrance. 

A tombstone of Carrara marble was placed to his memory, 
November 2Gth, 1881. It was made by Messrs. Rogers & Miller, 
of Richmond, Va., and has upon it the following inscription: 

Gov. John Page 
(coat-of-arms) 

Died 

Oct. 11th 1808 

Aged 64 Years. 

Blessed are the dead 

Which die in the Lord. 

In the diagram on the following page furnished by William G. 
Strange, Esqr., of Richmond, Va., may be seen the relative positions 
of St. John's Church, Richmond, Va., and Governor Page's grave 
— the latter marked g: 

The portion marked A was built first, and at H, near the present door/, 
stood Patrick Henry when he uttered the memorable words, "Give me liberty 
OR GIVE me death !" It was in this portion, also, that the Virginia Conven- 
tion met for the ratification of the Federal Constitution in 1788. 

The shaded portion marked B is said to liave been added in 1836. 

c is the new main entrance to the church. 

(Z is a door — it originally led to a gallery. 



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e on the south side was the old main entrance, but lias been converted into 

a window. 
/ was originally the position of the old pulpit, which was subsequently 

moved, and the present east side entrance was placed here. 
p is the location of the new pulpit facing the new main entrance c. 
g is the grave of Gov. John Page. 



c/d 



CM 



-a a- 



GF^ACE 



ST. 




c7> 



in 
CM 



■^^^''^"''/Cr 



For a picture of this church, see Bishop Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., 
p. 141. 

Accordina; to the same authority, he was educated at William 
and Mary College, where he was the associate and intimate friend of 
Thomas Jefferson, and his follower in politics afterward, though 
entirely differing with him on religious subjects. 

The following letters written by him in his earlier years will be 
read with interest : 




(From the original portrait by Benjamin West, 1758.) 

GOV. JOHN PAGE AT THE AGE OF 16, 

RosEWELL, Gloucester Co., Va. 

Died 11th October, 1808, aged 64. 



74 PAGE FAMILY. 

RosEWELL, Sept. 18th, 1772. 

Dear Sir : The bearer of this, Mr. Robert Andrews, a native of Pennsyl- 
vania, was educated and took his degrees with credit at the College of Phila- 
delphia. He has lived as tutor in my father's family several years, has applied 
himself to the study of divinity, and now offers himself a candidate for holy 
orders. His morals, abilities and orthodoxy are such that it gave me pleasure, 
when I found lie was determined to enter into that sacred office in our church. 
As his character is truly amiable, I heartily recommend him to your notice ; 
every civility shown to him will be deemed as shown to myself ; and if you 
will please introduce him to the most ingenuous gentlemen of your acquaint- 
ance, as he is very ingenuous himself, you will lay an additional obligation on 
your much obliged and most obedient servant, John Page, Jun. 

John Norton, Esq. , London. 

RosEWELL, July y" 21st, 1773. 

Dear Sir : I must beg leave to introduce to j-ou Mr. Thos. Davis, a candi- 
date for holy orders, and a late usher of our college. I need say but little of 
him, as I suppose you are acquainted witli his father, and make no doubt he 
will carry manj^ recommendations to you. ... I had observed for several years 
past a great inequality of the quantity of rain which fell, and judged that in 
the gust of 1769 and some other heavy showers, there fell as much as fell in the 
same time in any part of Europe ; and I had fancied that our dews were greater 
than in most parts of the world. I had also svipposed that not only our crops, 
but our health must be greatly affected by this inequality of moisture, and 
that both must depend upon a certain due proportion of heat and moisture. 
To be satisfied on this point, I contrived a simple instrument liy which I could 
easily measure tlie jTiyth part of an inch of rain. Mr. David Jameson, by Mr. 
Hunt's means, procured such an instrument from London, Mr. Hunt causing 
it to be made after his direction. Mr. Jameson imported two, and gave me 
one. We have now for thirteen months kept an exact journal of the weather, 
and roost accurately measured the rain and dews which fell. I measured at 
Rosewell, 4:0^%%%, and Mr. Jameson, at York, 4:1^%^^ (inches?), which fell from 
June 14th, 1722, to June 14th, 1773. We several times found nearly four divi- 
sions of dew in ovir glasses, which were equal to x^Trth of an inch on the earth. 
I have troubled you with this long account of our observations, partly because 
I thought it might be acceptable to you and j'our curious friends, as being the 
first that ever were made of this kind in America, and I may say, with such 
an instrument, in the world. With best wishes, etc., your much obliged hum- 
ble servant, John Page, Jun. 

John Norton, Esq., London. 

Rosewell Jan^ y 2'^ 1794 

Sir : I am still confined by Lameness in my Foot but hojDe to be able to set 

out to Philad'' early next Week. I wish before I go, to receive a Copy of 

the Account of Sales of the Tob° which M' Charlton shipped in the Year 1792 

toM" Donald's House ; & shall also be obliged to you for an Account of the Tob» 



ROSE WELL. 75 

which yoii put iuto 'M" Shedden's Hands at New- York. A few Lines by Mon- 
day's Stage will reach me. I am y' obliged 

Jia* Brown Esq'' John Page 

Merchant in Richmond. 

The following account is taken from Bishop Meade, op. cit.: 

He was with Washington in one of his western expeditions against the 
French and Indians. Afterward he was a Representative in the House of 
Burgesses. In 1776, he was a visitor of the College of William and Mary ; at 
which time he is mentioned in the Virginia Ahnanac as John Page, Junior, 
Esqr. , to distinguish him from his uncle, Hon. John Page, of North End, 
Gloucester (now IMatthews) Co., Va. 

It was about this period of his life that Governor Page o^jposed Lord 
Dunmore in the attempt of the latter to place John Randolph (who went to 
England when the war commenced) among the visitors of the College, and suc- 
ceeded in having Mr. Nathaniel Burwell (afterwards of Frederick County, Va.), 
chosen. Lord Dunmores vote alone being cast for Mr. Randolph. During the 
Revolutionary struggle Governor Page rendered important services as a mem- 
ber of the Committee of Public Safety, and as Lieutenant-Governor of the 
Commonwealth. He also contributed freely from his private fortune to the 
public cause, and was an officer for the County of Gloucester, Va. , during 
the war. He was elected one of the earliest Representatives in Congress from 
Virginia, upon the adoption of the Federal Constitution, and continued to act 
in that capacity from 1789 to 1797. 

In the Congressional Becord of 1780, we find, among others, 
that John Page and James Madison, Representatives from Virginia, 
resided at No. 10 Maiden Lane, New York City — the seat of gov- 
ernment being at that time in New York, and its removal from that 
city was opposed hj Mr. Page. (See " Repub. Court," p. 166, note.) 
In reference to changing it. Dr. Benjamin Rush, of Philadelphia, 
wrote to a friend, saying, that he was glad that there was a prospect of 
moving it from ''^ such a sinkhole of vice." Mr. Page, of Virginia, 
on the other hand, who was sagacious, moral, and without local 
interest, except in his own State, declared that New York was suj^erior 
to any place he knew, for the orderly and decent behavior of its 
inhabitants. ("Repub. Court," p. 322.) 

In 1796 and 1799 he published addresses to the people, and in 
1800 he was chosen one of the electors for President. In December, 
1802, he was chosen Governor of Virginia, in the place of James Mun- 
roe. After serving three terms he was succeeded by Mr. Cabell in 



76 PAGE FAMILY. 

1805. (The State Constitution at that time required the Governor to 
be elected annually by the General Assembly, and permitted the same 
person to serve only three years in succession. At least four years 
must then elapse before the same person could be elected again to 
that office. ) 

The following is a cop}- of a paper formerly in possession of the 
late Thomas W. Page, Esqr., of Keswick (Turkey Hill), Albemarle 
Co., Va., signed in Governor Page's handwriting: 

The CominoniceaWi of Virginia, 

To Jacob C. Clarke, Greeting : 

Know You, that from the special trust and confidence reposed in your 
fidelity, courage, activity- and good conduct, and upon the recommendation of 
the Court of the County of Albemarle, our Governor, in pursuance of the act, 
intituled (sic), "An act to amend and reduce into one the several acts of the 
General Assembly for regulating the Militia of this Commonwealth," doth 
appoint you the said Jacob C. Clarke. Lieutenant in the Eighty Eighth Regi- 
ment third Brigade, and second Division of the said Militia, to rank as such 
agreeably to the number and date hereof. 

In testimony whereof, these our letters are sealed wath the Seal of the 
Commonwealth and made patent. 

Witness John Page our 

said Governor, at Richmond, this 
18tli day of July, 1805. 

JfiHN Page. 
Registered. 

Sam : Coleman. 

At the time of his death, in 1808, he was Commissioner of 
Loans, a Federal office, which had been conferred upon him bj" 
President Thomas Jefferson. 

"Hon. John Page was, from his youth, a man of pure and unblemislied life. 
He was a patriot, a statesman, a philosopher, and a Cliristian. From the com- 
mencement of the American Revolution to the hist hour of his life, he exhibited 
a firm, inflexible, unremitting, and ardent attachment to his country, and ren- 
dered her very important .services. His conduct was marked by upriglitness in 
all the vicissitudes of life — in the prosperous and calamitous times through 
which lie i:)assed — in seasons of gladness and of affliction. 

" He was not only the patriot, soldier, and politician, the well-read theo- 
logian and zealous churchman — so that some wished him to take orders, with a 
■view to being the first Bishop of Virginia — but he was a most affectionate 
domestic character. " 



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ROSEWELL. 77 

He was born about the same year with Thomas Jefferson and 
Col. John Walker— the latter of Castle Hill and Belvoir, Albemarle 
Co., Va. 

The following is a copy of a verj- interesting letter from Gov. 
John Page to Arthur Lee, in March, 1778: 

W'^burg March the 12"' 1778 
Dear Sir 

My former Acquaintance with j'ou & mj^ Knowledge of your great Abil- 
ities constantly exerted in Support of your Country's Cause & the Liberties 
of Mankind have long excited in nie a Desire of being admitted into the Nimi- 
ber of your Correspondents ; but the Fear of interrupting your Attention to the 
important Affairs you are engaged in, has hitherto prevented me from attempt- 
ing to enjo3' that Happiness. 

However, I am so selfish that I can no longer refrain from asking you to 
permit me to engross Part of your Attention. For this Interruption I will 
endeavour to make some amends bj^ writing to you the best Accounts I can 
collect of the State of Affairs in America in general & Virginia in particular, 
as often at least as the Muhiplicity of m^' public Business will admit of. 

You ■svill have heard long before this reaches you that Howe is in quiet 
Possession of Philad", & that Burgoyne with his Army are detained at Cam- 
bridge till the Convention of Sarahtoga shall be ratified by the King his Mas- 
ter. By the unhappy Error Congress & the different States fell into of raising 
their Troops upon short Inlistments, & from the wretched Accommodations 
the Clothiers & Commissaries afforded them when raised, we have not been 
able to keep our Troops long enough together to introduce amongst them proper 
Discipline, nor indeed liave we been able to collect -} of the Men voted by Con- 
gress. Whereas had it been determined at first that they should be inli.sted 
for the War, & had the Clothiers & Commissaries done their Dutj% & been 
properly assisted by the Legislature & Executive of each State, I have no 
Doubt we should have had our Quotas of Men compleat. & by this Time they 
would have been as well disciplined as the british Troops. Indeed by this Time 
we should have no Occasion for Troops, for had we been able to produce l of 
our Quota in Field when General Howe landed at the Head of Elk, it is certain 
his whole Army must have been cut off if we may judge from what was done 
at Braudywiue with an i Part of that Number — for I have been Avell assured by 
good authority that we had not an eighth Part of the Ti'oops voted by Congress 
that Daj' in the Field. We are now reduced to the Necessity of dr. fting the 
Militia to fill up the Vacancies occasioned by the Expiration of Inlistments &c 
&c — but although this seems to be an expeditious and certain Method of raising- 
Troops, it is by no Means so good as that by voluntary Inlistments — Numbers 
are dissatisfied and others desert. However I hope we shall have Men enough 
in the Field to bring Howe to a Capitulation or Convention, at least, if he 
does not receive considerable Reinforcements in the Spring — and from the con- 



78 PAGE FAMILY. 

siderable Importations made this Winter on public Account & by private 
Adventurers, added to some late Regulations of Congress, & the different States, 
we may expect to see our Troops well clothed & armed & in a more respectable 
& comfortable Situation than they have ever been. The Enemy have left Virgi" 
almost in a State of Peace ever since Dunmore was driven away, till this 
Winter, when they began to be troublesome on the Bay & at the Mouths of 
some of our Rivers — their Frigates seem to be very shy of our Gallies and Bat- 
teries, but I hope before this Summer is out they will be more so. 

I take this Opportunity, Sir, of informing you that you were elected a 
corresponding Member of our Society for promoting useful Knowledge at one of 
our last Meetings — which have been for some Time pasfa discontinued, the crit- 
ical Situation of our Country engrossing the AttentySn of all the Members — 
However we have made some Progress in our Business having received some 
valuable Astronomical Observations, Meteorological Journals and other Papers, 
Models of Machines &c, & are collecting Materials for compleating the natural 
History of Virginia. Not only the Arts & Sciences, but Manufactures & Agri- 
culture are objects of our Attention. By the next Opportunity I will send you 
some Extracts from some of our Papers. The Society will think themselves 
happy to receive any thing you may think proper to communicate. I have 
engrossed so much of your Time, & intruded so much on you, that I must beg 
your Pardon, & conclude after desiring you to present my Comp" & best 
Wishes to your Brother, his Lady & Family — I am dear Sir your 

affectionate h'''"' Servant 
John Page 

of 
Rose well. 

Gov. John Page married twice. He married, first, about 1765, 
Frances (called Fannie), daughter of Col. Robin Burwell, of Isle- 
of- Wight County, Va., and Sallie Nelson, his wife. The latter was 
the only child of Thomas Nelson (Scotch Tom), of Yorktown, York 
Co., Va., and the widow Fannie Tucker (whose maiden name was 
Houston), of Bermuda Islands, his second wife. Col. Robin Burwell 
was the brother of Betty Burwell, who was the wife of President 
Nelson. 

Frances Burwell, first wife of Gov. John Page, died in 1784, 
aged 37, and was buried at Rosewell, although no tombstone appears 
to have been erected to her memory. Three of their children died 
infants. Their naines are unknown. The remaining nine were as 
follows : 

1. Mann Page, eldest, born at Rosewell, 1766 ; removed to Shelly, Glou 
cester Co., Va. , and married, 5th June, 1788, Elizabeth, eldest daughter 
and sixth child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co. , Va. 



ROSEWELL. 79 

2. John Page (No. 1), born about 1768; died infant. 

3. Robert Page, born about 1770 ; died unmarried, at Yorktown, Va. , aged 

about 2.) years. 

4. Sally Burwell Page, born about 1771 ; married, about 1790, AVilliam, eldest 

son and child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 

5. John Page (No. 2), born about 1773; drowned in Carter's Creek, in 1784, 

aged about 11 years. 
C. Alice Grymes Page, born at Rosewell about 1775 ; married, first, 1793, 
Dr. Augustine Smith, of Yorktown, Va. , by whom she had as follows : 

(1) Robert Nelson Smith, first of Louisville, Ky. , and then of Lexing- 
ton, Mo. ; died 1877, aged about 83 years. He married, 1815, Mary 
Fiy, of Albemarle Co., Va. , and had issue. F. Coleman Smith, 
of Butler, Bates Co. , Mo. , is one of the sons. 

(2) John Page Smith ; died in 1859 in Louisville, Ky. He married 
twice, and had several daughters and two sons, one of whom was 
killed in the late war. 

(3) Augustine Smith ; removed to Alabama, and died in Mobile, leaving 
three sons and two daughters. One of the sons. Rev. Dudley D. 
Smith, now resides in Philadelphia ; married twice. 

(4) Lucy Calthrope Smith; married, 1835, Ralph Diggs, of Louisa Co., 
Va. He removed to Alabama, and died in 1836. The widow now 
lives in Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co. , W. Va. , with the widow of 
her late nephew, Dudley Diggs Pendleton. 

(5) AVilliam Smith ; removed to Alabama. 

(6) Frances Burwell Smith. 

Alice Page (the widow Smith) married, secondly, in 1812, Col. Dudley 
Diggs, of Louisa Co., Va. , and had Elizabeth Diggs, who married, 
in 1840, Hugh N. Pendleton, and was his second wife. (See Pen- 
dleton. ) 

7. Frances Page, born at Rosewell about 1777 ; married, first, in 1795, 

Thomas Nelson, Jr. , second son of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, 
Va. Their daughter, Thomasia, married, 1821, Bishop William Meade, 
of Virginia, and was his second wife. 
Frances Page (the widow Nelson) married, secondh", about 1811, Dr. 
Carter Berkeley, of Edgewood, Hanover Co. , Va. 

8. Francis Page, born at Rosewell about 1781, removed to Rug Swamp, 

Hanover Co. , Va. . and married, in 1806, Susan, fourth daughter and 
tenth child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 

9. Judith Carter Page, born at Rosewell about 1783 ; married, about 1803, 

Robert, ninth child and youngest son of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of York- 
town, Va. Being Chancellor of William and Mary College, he was 
called Chancellor Nelson. 

Thus there were twelve children of Gov. John Page and Frances 
Burwell, his first wife, three of whom died infants, names unknown 



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80 PAGE FAMILY. 

Of the re^iiaining nine, five married sons and daughters of Gov. 
Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 

Gov. John Page married, secondly, 1789, in New York City, Mar- 
garet, daughter of William Lowther, of Scotland. She was visited 
by General Lafayette, 20th October, 1824, at Williamsburg, Va., 
while he was on his way from Yorktown to Richmond, during his 
last visit to America. Although Governor Page was now dead, his 
name appeared among those of other patriots of the Revolution, on 
the obelisk that was temporarily erected at the main entrance to the 
Capitol Square at Richmond, Va., during the celebration of Gei^eral 
Lafayette's visit. 

There were eight children by the second marriage, as follows : 

1. Margaret Lowther Page, boru at Rosevvell about 1790 ; married, first, about 

1810, Jolm H. Blair, of Elniington, Hanover Co. , Va. . and had ; 

(1) Archie Blair; died in Kentucky, leaving a widow and daughter. 

(2) Margaret McLean Blair ; unmarried. 

(3) Mary Anne Beverly Blair ; married a son of Richard Anderson, of 
Richmond, Va. , by his first wife. 

(4) Fanny Adams Blair ; married another son of Richard Anderson, of 
Richmond, Va. , by. his fii-st wife. 

Margaret Lowther Page (the widow Blair) married, secondly, the 
above-mentioned Richard Anderson, of Richmond, Va. , and was 
his second wife. He was the father of her two sons-in-law. By 
the second marriage, she had : 

(1) Richard Lowther Anderson ; died infant. 

(2) Margaret Anderson ; brought up l)y her aunt, Mrs. John Minor 

Botts. 

2. William Lowther Page ; died infant. 

3. Mary Mann Page ; ditto. 

4. Gregory Page ; a very talented youth ; was drowned while a student at 

William and Mary College. 

5. John Page ; died unmarried in 1838. He was a very cultivated and pol- 

ished gentleman, who had travelled a great deal. 

6. John William Page; died infant. 

7. Barbara Page, born at Rosewell about 1795 ; died, unmarried, at Wil- 

liamsburg, Va. , about 1864, aged 69 years. 

8. Lucy Burwell Page, youngest of the twenty children of Gov. John Page, 

was born at Rosewell, in 1807. She married, 1828, Hon. Robert Saun- 
ders, of Williamsburg, James City Co. , Va. He died about 1870. After 
the death of her husband, Mrs. Saunders removed to the Louise Home, 
established in Washington, D. C. , by the liberality of Hon. W. W. 
Corcoran, of that citJ^ The children of Hon. Robert Saunders and 



ROSE WELL. 81 

Lucy, his wife, were Barbara, Lelia, Robert (died infaut) , Robert, Luey 
(died infant) , John (ditto) , Page, and Mary Anna, who married Rev. 
George T. Williams of Virginia, and had issue. 

We now return to the children of Mann Page, the second, of 
Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., and Anne Corbin Tayloe, his second 
wife. 

V. Mann Page, of Mansfield, Spottsylvania Co., Va., better 
known as Mann Page, Jr., eldest son and child of Mann Page, of 
Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., and Anne Corbin Tayloe, his second 
wife, was born at the last-named place about 1740, and removed to 
the first-named place. He was a member of the Continental Con- 
gress from Virginia, in 1777, along with Thomas Jefferson, Thomas 
Nelson, Jr., and George Wythe. 

He married, 18th April, 1776, Mary Tayloe, fifth child and 
daughter of John Tayloe, of Spottsylvania Countj^ Va. , and Rebecca 
Plater, his wife. 

John Tayloe died 18th April, 1779. He married, 11th July, 
1747, Rebecca, daughter of Hon. George Plater, of Maryland. The 
children of Mann Page and Mary Tayloe, his wife, were as follows : 

1. Maria Page, born about 1777 ; married Lewis Burwell. 

2. Lucy Gwynn Page, born about 1779 ; married Josiah Tidball. 

3. Mann Page, born about 1781 ; married, but name of wife is unknown. 

Their son, Mann Page, married, 1837, at Willis' Grove, Orange Co., 
Va. , Miss Mary Champe Willis, daughter of William C. Willis, and 
resided at Orange Court House. She subsequently died, leaving only 
one surviving child. Mann Page subsequently studied medicine and 
removed to Mississippi. Nothing more is known. 

V. Robert Page, second son and child of Mann Page, of Rose- 
well, Gloucester Co., Va., and Anne Corbin Tayloe, his second wife, 
was born at Rosewell, about 1751, and removed to Hanovertown, 
Hanover Co., Va. 

He married, about 1776, Elizabeth Carter, daughter of Charles 
Carter, of Fredericksburg, Va. Their children were : 

1. Elizabeth Page (called Betsey), born about 1777; married, about 1797, 

Philip Burwell, of Chapel Hill, Frederick Co. , Va., son of Col. Nathaniel 
Burwell, of Carter Hall, Clarke Co., Va., and Susan Grymes. his 
first wife. No issue known. 

2. Charles Page, born about 1778 ; married, in September, 1799, Sally Gary, 

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82 PAGE FAMILY. 

fourth (laughter and sixth child of Col. William Nelson, of The Dorrill, 
Hanover Co.. Va. , who was the eldest son and child of Secretary 
Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. (See Nelson.) 
;}. Mann Page, born about 1780 ; married, about 1803, Mary Chiswell Nelson, 
sister of his brother Charles' wife. 

Y. GwYNN Page, fourth son and child of Mann Page, of 
Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., and Anne Corbin Tayloe, his second 
wife, was born at Rosewell, about 1758, and removed to Kentucky. 

He married, first, Miss Herreford, by whom he had one child, 
viz. : 

Dr. Matthew Page, born about 1789: removed to Clarke County, Va. , and 
married, about 1814, Mary Randolj)!! (called Polly), daughter of 
Archie Cary Randolph, of that county, who was the eldest son of 
Thomas Isham Randolph, of Dungeness, Goochland Co., Va. (See 
Randolph.) Their children were (1) Archie Cary Page, (2) Gwynn 
Page, (3) Dr. William Meade Page, of San Francisco, Cal., and (4) 
Matthewella Page (called Mattie), who married, 1858, Benjamin Har- 
rison, Jr., of Berkeley (Harrison's Landing), on James River, Charles 
City Co., Va. , by whom she had Dr. Benjamin Harrison and others. 
(See Broadneck.) Benjamin Harrison, Jr., and Mattie Page, his wife, 
w^ere the last of the Harrison family to reside at Berkeley (Harrison's 
Landing) . They removed to Longwood, Clarke Co. , Va. 

He married, secondly, Miss Hoe, of Caroline County, Va., by 
whom he had : 

1. Gwynn Page, of Louisville, Ky. , an eminent lawyer. He removed to 

San Francisco, Cal. , and amassed a large fortune. He died unmarried, 
at the Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. , and left his money 
to his sister Lucy. 

2. Lucy Page, of San Francisco, Cal. , unman-ied. 

VI. Mann Page, of Shelly, Gloucester Co., Va., eldest son and 
child of Gov. John Page, of Rosewell, same county, Va., and Frances 
(called Fannie) Burwell, his first wife; eldest son and child of 
Mann Page, of the same place, and Alice Grymes, his first wife; 
eldest son and child of the Hon. Mann Page, of the same place, and 
Judith Carter, his second wife (by whom alone he had surviving male 
issue) ; second and only surviving child of Hon. Matthew Page, of 
same place, and Mary Mann, his wife, second son (and only one having 
male issue) of Col. John Page, of England and Williamsburg, James 




(From the original nil i>aiiitiii.: in pMsst'ssion (,t ;\li-s. I.iiuy Gwyn CartfT, Winchester, Va.) 
MANN PAGE, JR., AND HIS SISTER ELIZABETH. 



84 PAGE FAMILY. 

City Co., Va., progenitor of the Page Family in Virginia, and Alice 
Liickin, his wife, was born at Rosewell, the second above-named 
place, in 17GG, and died 2-tth August, 1813, at Mt. Air, Hanover 
Co., Va., aged 47 years. He was buried at Airwell, the seat of the 
Berkeleys, in Hanover County, Va. 

He founded Shelly, on York River, Gloucester Co., Va., in 1794. 
It is situated on the hill opposite Rosewell, across Carter's Creek. 
The original house was destroyed by a fire in 1883, but was subse- 
quently rebuilt. 

The Indian name for this place was Werowoconiico, and is said to have 
been the location of Powhatan's Headquarters, where Pocahontas is said to 
have saved the life of Captain John Smith. The name being difficult of jironun- 
ciation, it was changed by Governor Page to Shelly, on account of the great 
quantity of shells found there. (See Bishop Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., p. 335.) 

The following is copied from the record in the clerk's office at 
Yorktown, Va. : 

This Indenture made the twenty third day of November in the year of our 
Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred & forty nine, between Mann Page of the 
County of Gloucester in the Colony of Virginia, Esq'' : Heir at Law of Mary 
Whaley late of the Parish of Saint Margaret Westminster in the County of 
Middlesex in Great Britain, widow deceased, of the one part, & Thomas Dawson, 
Clerk John Custis and John Blair Esq", Thomas Jones, Peyton Randolph, Thomas 
Cobbs, Henry Tyler, Mathew Pierce, Lewis Burwell, Benjamin Waller and 
William Parks Gent. , all of the Parish of Bruton in the said Colony, of the 
other part. Whereas, the said Mary Whaley being in her lifetime and at the 
time of her death seised in Fee Simijle of certain lands lying and being in the 
said Parish of Bruton in the County of York and Colony aforesaid, made her 
Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the Sixteenth day of Febru- 
ary One Thousand Seven Hundred and forty one, and therein did give, devise 
and bequath as follows : "I give, devise and bequath to the Minister and Church 
Wardens for the time being of the said Parish of Bruton in the County of York 
in the said Colony of Virginia, and their successors, a certain piece or parcel 
of land in the .said Parish of Bruton, Containing by estimation, ten acres, little 
more or less, together with Mattey's School House and Dwelling House lately 
erected and built thereon for the use of a School Master to teach the neediest 
Children in the said Parish, who shall be offered, in the art of Reading, Writ- 
ing and Arithmetick, and bounded by the Main Road leading to Queen's Creek 
and beginning at a Gully of running water surrounding the said ten acres of 
land & adjoining upon Mr Pope's land, which said piece or parcel of land 
School House and Dwelling House together also with all outhouses, gardens and 
appurtenances thereunto belonging I give and devise to the said Minister and 
Church Wardens for the time being and their successors for ever, upon Ti-ust, 
to continue the same for the use, benefit and behoof of the said Mattey's School 



ROSE WELL. 85 

for tlie purposes aforesaid to eternalize Mattey's School by the name of Mattey's 
School lor ever to and for no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever as in the 
said Will more fully is contained : And whereas, in a suit in Chancery lately 
depending in the CJeneral Court of the said Colony between Peyton Randolph 
Esq' : Attorney General of our Lord, the King in the Colony aforesaid at the 
relation of the Minister and Church Wardens of the said Parish of Bruton, 
Plaintiff, and the said Mann Page and James Frances Executor of the last Will 
& Testament of the said Mary Whaley Defendants, it is, among other things, 
decreed and ordered that the said Mann Page do convej' the Fee Simple Estate 
of the lands with the houses and appurtenances herein before mentioned and 
described, unto the said Thomas Dawson, John Custis, John Blair, Thomas 
Jones, Peyton Randolph. Tliomas Cobbs, Henry Tyler, Mathew Pierce, Lewis 
Burwell, Benjamin Waller and William Parks and James Wray deceased, their 
heirs and assigns for ever. In Trust, and to and for the uses and purposes 
mentioned in the Last Will and Testament of the said Mary Whaley as in the 
said decree, dated and signed the fourteenth day of October last past, more 
fully is Contained. Now this Indenture Wituesseth, that in compliance of the 
recited decree, and for and in consideration of the sum of Five Shillings to the 
said Mann Page in hand paid by the said Trustees, the receipt whereof is 
hereby acknowledged, he, the said Mann Page, liath given, granted, bargained, 
Sold, aliened and confirmed, and by these i)resents, doth give, grant, bargain. 
Sell, alien and confirm unto the said Thomas Dawson, John Curtis, John Blair, 
Thomas Jones, Peyton Randolph. Thomas Cobbs. Henry Tyler, Mathew Pierce, 
Lewis Burwell, Benjamin Waller and William Parks, their heirs and assigns 
for ever, all that piece or parcel of laud in the said Parish of Bruton, Contain- 
ing by estimation, ten acres, little more or less, and bounded as herein before 
is mentioned and expressed, being the Lands devised by the Will of the said 
Mary Whaley as aforesaid, together with all houses out houses, edif. .ces, build- 
ings, yards, gardens, orchards, woods, underwoods, trees, ways, waters, water- 
courses, profits, commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to 
the same in anywise belonging, and the reversion and reversions remainder 
and remainders, rents and issues thereof, and all the estate, right, title and 
interest. Claim and demand whatsoever of him, the said Mann Page, of in and 
to the same, or any part thereof. To have and to hold all & singular the premises 
with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Dawson, Jolm Custis, John 
Blair, Thomas Jones, Peyton Randolph, Thomas Cobbs, Henry Tyler, Mathew 
Pierce, Lewis Burwell, Benjamin W^aller and William Parks, their heirs and 
assigns for ever. In Trust, and to and for the uses and purposes mentioned in 
the Last Will and Testament of the said Mary Wlialey according to the said 
decree and to no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever. In witness whereof, 
the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangebly set their hands and 
aflSxed their seals the day and year first within written 

Sealed and delivered in presence of Mann Page [L. S.] 

Thos. Everard 

J. Palmer 

George Wythe 



86 PAGE FAMILY. 

At a Court licld for York Coimty The 18"' day of December 1749. This 
Indenture was proved by the oaths of Thomas Everard John Palmer and George 
Wythe, the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded 
Exam"^ Teste, 

Tho' Everard Ct Cur" 
A copy, 
Teste, 

A. F. HUDGINS, Clerk 

Virginia, 

York County, to wit : 

I, A. F. HUDGINS, Clerk of the County Court of York County, State of Vir- 
ginia, do hereby Certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Deed of Mann 
Page to the said Trustees therein named as the same appears in the Record on 
file in my Office. 

Witness my hand and the seal of said Court affixed this the 20th day of 
May A.D. 1884, in the 108th year of the Com"' of V". 
[L. S.] A. F. HUDGINS, Clerk. 

Virginia, 

I, H. B. Warren, Judge of the County Court of York County, State of Vir- 
ginia, do Certify that A. F. Hudgins, who hatli given the foregoing Certificate, 
is Clerk of said Court, and that his said attestation is in due form. 

Given under my hand this the 24th day of May A.D. 1884, in the 108th 

year of the Com"' of Virginia. 

H. B. Warren, Judge. 

Mann Page, of Shelly, married, 5th June, 1788, Elizabeth Nel- 
son, eldest daughter and sixth child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of 
Yorktown, York Co., Va., and Lucy Grymes, his wife, and their 
children were as follows : 

1. John Page, eldest, born at Shelly, 7th March, 1789 ; died there 81st Jan- 

uary, 1817, aged 28 years — from disease conti-acted during service in 
the war of 1812, and from excessive blood-letting by his physicians. 
He married, in 1812, Elizabeth (called Betsy) Perin, of Gloucester 
County, Va. No surviving issue. She married, secondly, the eminent 
lawyer, Thomas J. Michie, of Staunton, Augusta Co. , Va. No issue. 

2. Lucy Mann Page, born 9th February, 1790 ; married, about 1811, Dr. 

Nathaniel Nelson, of The Lodge, Hanover Co. , Va. He was the j'oung- 
est son and fourth child of Col. Hugh Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. , and 
Judith Page, his wife. (See Nelson.) 

3. Frances Burwell Page (called Fannie), born 15th July, 1791; married, 

about 1813, Major William Perin, of Goshen, Gloucester Co. , Va. She 
died 20th May. 1819, aged 28 years. Their davighter, Anna Louise Perin, 
married, about 1838, Wyndham Kemp, of Gloucester County, Va. , and 



ROSEWELL. 87 

died, leaving three cliildren, viz. : (a) Perin Kemp, lawyer ; Gloucester 
Court House, Va. (6) Emily Kemp, married Peyton N. Page, of same 
place, (c) Wyndliam Kemp, Jr., of Texas. Ellen Perin, sister of 
Anna Louise Perin, died single. 

4. Thomas Nelson Page, born 5th October, 1792 ; married 1st February, 1827, 

Juliana, daughter of Isham Randolph, of Richmond, Va. She was 
the sister of Fanny P. Randolph, the wife of William N. Page, of the 
North End branch. (See Randolph.) 

5. Mann Page, born J)th June, 1794 ; married, first, 1819, Judith Nelson, 

of Hanover County, Va. He married, secondlj', Anne Page Jones, of 
Gloucester County, Va. 

6. Eliza Nelson Page, born 15th October, 1795 : married, 1830, Benjamin 

Pollard, of Norfolk City, Va. Their only child, Ellen Pollard, married, 
about 1853, Mr. Marsden, of the same place. 

7. William Nelson Page, bron 20th July, 1797, died unmarried at Mt. Air, 

Hanover Co., Va. , in 1H29, aged 82 years. 

8. Mary Jane Page, born 30th October, 1798 ; married, about 1833, Archie 

McGill, of Winchester, Frederick Co., Va., and afterward of Barley 
Wood, .same count}-, Va. No issue. 

9. Dr. Warner Lewis Page, born 10th March, 1800 ; died unmarried, at 

Rugswamp, Hanover Co., Va. , 26th March, 1822, aged 22 years. 

10. Sally Burwell Page, born 8th May, 1802 ; died single, at Shelly, in 1869, 
aged 67 years. 

11. Ann (called Nancy) Page, born 10th February, 1803 ; married 24th 
April, 1823, Francis K. Nelson, of Cloverfields, Albemarle Co., Va. , and 
was his first wife. He was the eldest son and child of Hon. Hugh 
Nelson, of Belvoir, same county. (See Nelson.) 

12. Philip L. G. Page, born 28th September, 1804 ; died single, at Shelly, 
1st April, 1821, aged 16 years. 

13. Robert Nelson Page, born 13th December, 1805 ; died single, 15th Aug- 
ust, 1824, aged 18 years. 

14. Thomas Jefferson Page, born 4th January, 1807 ; married, in 1838, Ben- 
jam ina Price, of Loudon Count3% Va. 

15. Cornelia Mann Page, fifteenth and last child of Mann Page, of Shelly, 
and Elizabeth Nelson his wife, was born 29th April, 1809, and died at 
Shelly, 15th December, 1890, aged 81. She married 23d December, 1835, 
at Shelly, Lieutenant Alberto Griffith, U. S. N. During a storm on 
the Pacific Ocean he biu'st a blood-vessel on board ship and died. He 
was buried at Kingston, Jamaica. Their only child, Mary Jane Grif- 
fith, recently died unmarried at Shelly. 

VI. Francis Page, of Rugswamp, Hanover Co., Va., eighth 
child and fifth son of Gov. John Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., 
Va., and Frances (called Fannie) Burwell, his first wife, was 
born at Rosewell, about 1781, and married, in 1806, Susan (called 



88 PAGE FAMILY. 

Suky), fourth daughter and tenth child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, 
of Yorktown, Va., and Luc}^ Gr3'mes, his wife. Their children 
were as follows : 

1. Anzolette Page, bom 1807 ; married, in 1831, Rev. William N. Pendle- 

ton, of Lexington, Va. ; died 15th January, 1884, aged 77. (See Pen- 
dleton. ) 

2. Thomas Lucius Page, eldest son, resided at Rugswamp, Hanover Co. , 

Va.. and died there, single, in 1861, aged 52 years. 

3. Francis Maun Page, born about 1813 ; married, 1854, Victorine Valette, 

of Baltimore, Md., and had five children, viz. : (1) John Randolph 
Grymes, (2) Victorine, (3) Rosalie Rosewell, (4) Marie, and (5) Ed- 
mund Shelly. 

4. Anne Rose Page, born 1815 ; unmarried, removed to Oakland, Hanover 

Co. , Va. , the residence of Capt. Thomas Nelson. 

5. Frances Burwell Page (called Fannie) , born about 1818 ; married, 1838, 

Philip N. Meade. Their children were : (1) William ; married in 
Louisa County, Va. No issue. (2) Everard, minister in the Episcopal 
Church. (3) Philip N. , Jr. , (4) Harry Vernon, (5) Susan Page, (6) Mary 
Nelson, (7) Fannie. Four others died infants. Philip N. Meade re- 
sided at Mountain View, Clarke Co. , Va. He was the eldest son of 
Bishop William Meade, of Virginia, and Mary Nelson, his first wife, 
daughter of Philip Nelson, of Clarke County, Va. After the death of 
her husband, Mrs. Fannie B. P. Meade removed to the Louise Home, 
Washington, D. C. , where she died about 1885. 

6. John Page, born about 1822 ; removed to Oakland, Hanover Co. , Va. , 

where he married, 1847, Elizabeth Burwell (called Betsey) , fourth 
daughter and eighth child of Capt. Thomas Nelson, of the same place. 
Three children, as follows : (1) Rev. Francis Page, of the Episcopal 
Churcli ; (2) Thomas Nelson Page, lawyer and author, Richmond, Va. ; 
(3) Rosewell Page, lawyer, Danville, Va. 

7. Hughella Page, born about 1824, died, single, 1844, aged about 20 years. 

VI. Charles Page, of Hanovertown, Hanover Co., Va., eldest 
son and second child of Robert Page, of the same place, and Eliza- 
beth Carter, his wife, second son and child of Mann Page, of Rose- 
well, Gloucester Co., Va., and Anne Corbin Tayloe, his second 
wife, was born at the first-named place about 1778. 

He married, in September, 1799, Sally Cary, fourth daughter 
and sixth child of Col. William Nelson, of The Dorrill, Hanover Co., 
Va., eldest son and child of Secretar}" Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, 
Va., and was her first husband. (See Nelson.) Their children were 
as follows : 



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1. Elizabetli Burwell Page (called Betsey), born about 1800; married, 

about 1830, Dr. B. R. Wellford, of Fredericksburg, Va., and was his 
first wife. She died leaving one child, who married Joseph Atkinson, 
of North Carolina. 

2. Caroline Page, born about 1802; married, about 1822, John C. Pollard, 

of Hanover Count}', Va. 

3. Norborue Page, born about 1804 ; married, about 1829, Mary Jones. No 

known issue. 

4. William A. Page, born about 1806; married, about 1831, Caroline Jones, 

and died leaving four children, names iinknown. 

5. Robert C. Page, born about 1808 : married, about 1833. Martha Temple, 

and died withovit issue, in California. His widow resided in Rich- 
mond, Va. 

VI. Manx Page, of Hanovertown, Hanover Co.,Va., about the 
third child and second son of Robert Page, of the same place, and 
Elizabeth Carter, his wife, second son and child of Mann Page, of 
Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., and Anne Corbin Tayloe his second 
wife, was born at the first-named place about 1 T80. 

He married, about 180:], Mary Chiswell, eighth child and fifth 
daughter of Col. William Nelson, of The Dorrill, Hanover Co., Va., 
eldest son of Secretary Thomas Nelson. Their children were as 
follows : 

1. Robert Page, born about 1804; died immarried. 

2. Charles Page, born about 1800 ; married, about 1831, Lucy, daughter of 

Wilson Cary Nelson, of Hanovertown, who was the son of Capt. Thomas 
Nelson, the third son and child of Secretary Thomas Nelson. No issue 
known . 

3. John F. Page, born about 1808 ; married, about 1833, Catherine, also a 

daughter of Wilson Carj' Nelson. They had one child, viz. : Mary 
Mann Page, born about 1834, and married, about 1854, W^illiam B. , son 
of Hon. Willoughby Newton, of Westmoreland County, Va. , and brother 
of Rev. John B. Newton, of Richmond, Va. , who married Roberta P.-^ 
Williamson, of Orange Countj% Va. William B. Newton died leav- 
ing a widow and three children, viz. ; (a) Lucy P. , (6) Willoughby, 
and (e) Kate. They resided at Summer Hill, Old Church P. O. , Han- 
over Co., Va. After the death of John F. Page his widow Catherine 
married Dr. Brockenborough, vrho died, leaving her a second time 
a widow. 

VII. Thomas Nelson Page, of Shelly, Gloucester Co., Va., 
second and eldest surviving son and fourth child of Mann Page, of 
same place, and Elizabeth Nelson, his wife, eldest son of Gov. John 



90 PAGE FA3IILY. 

Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., and Frances (called 
Fannie) Burwell, bis first wife, eldest son and child of Mann 
Page, of the last-named place, and Alice Grymes, his first wife, 
eldest son and child of Hon. Mann Page, of same place, and Judith 
Carter, his second wife (by whom alone he had surviving male 
issue), second and only surviving child of Hon. Matthew Page, 
of same place, and Mary Mann, his wife, second son (and only one 
having male issvie) of Col. John Page, of England and Williams- 
burg, James City Co., Va., progenitor of the Page Family in Vir- 
ginia, and Alice Luckin, his wife, was born at Rosewell, 5th October, 
1792, and died at Shelly, in October, 1835, aged 43 years. At his 
own request he was buried at Rosewell. 

He married, 1st February, 1827, Julianna, second child and 
daughter of Isham Randolph, of Richmond, Va., who married Nancy 
Coupland. Isham Randolph was the second son and child of Thomas 
Isham Randolph, of Dungeness, Goochland Co., Va. (See Ran- 
dolph.) Julianna Randolph was the sister of Fannie P. Randolph, 
the wife of William N. Pago. (See North End.) 

Thomas N. Page and Julianna Randolph, his wife, had only one 
surviving child, viz. : 

Mann Page, of Lower Brandon, on James River, Prince George Co. , Va. , 
unmarried. He was born at Shelly, 21st April, 1835, a few months 
before his father's death. Being the eldest son of the eldest son, etc., 
he is the representative of the Page Family in Virginia. Should he 
die without issue, the eldest son of Major Francis N. Page comes next 
in order, and after his family, that of Dr. John R. Page, of Birming- 
ham, Ala. 

VII. Mann Page, of Greenland, Gloucester Co., Va., fifth child 
and third son of Mann Page, of Shelly, same county, Va., and 
Elizabeth Nelson, his wife, was born at the second-named place, 9th 
June, 1794, and died in January, 1841, aged 47 years. 

He was among those who were appointed marshals, with power to select 
as many assistants as they might deem necessary, whose duty it was to form 
the procession and preserve order, on the 18th and 19th October, 1824, at York- 
town, York Co., Va., during the visit of General Lafayette (whose full 
name was Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier Marquis de Lafayette) . 

Mann Page married, first, in 1819, Judith, daughter of Francis 
Nelson, of Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va., fourth son and child of 



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Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. The wife of Francis Nelson 
was Lucy, youngest child of Hon. John Page, of North End, 
Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife. 
(See North End.) 

Judith Nelson, first wife of Mann Page, was the sister of Philip Nelson, 
of Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va. , second husband of Jane Crease, widow of Rev. 
George W. Nelson, of the Episcopal Chirrch. She was also the sister of Jane 
Nelson, who married, 1819, John Page, of North End, Clarke Co., Va., and 
was his first wife. 

The children of Mann Page and Judith Nelson, his first wife, 
were as follows : 

1. Francis Nelson Page, eldest, born at Greenland, Gloucester Co., Va., 

28th October, 1820. Was educated at West Point Military Academy, 
and became a Major in the U. S. Arm}'. Married, 25th February, 1851, 
Susan Duval, of Florida. 

2. Powhatan Robertson Page (called Posie) , born at Greenland, about 1822, 

and died ITth June, ISW, aged about 42 years. He served through the 
Mexican War as captain of a companj' in tlie 14th Regiment Infantry, 
U. S. Armj-, and was a gallant ofticer and soldier. He married, 1853, 
Elizabeth (called Lizzie), daughter of Dr. Samuel Scollay, of Smith- 
field, Jefferson Co. , W. Va. He died in 1864, leaving a widow and one 
child, Sally ScoUaj' Page, who removed with her mother to Clarksburgh, 
Harrison Co. , W. Va. Mrs. Elizabeth Scollay Page was the half-sister 
of Mary Nelson Scollay who married Rev. G. W. Nelson of the Epis- 
copal Church. Dr. Samuel Scollay was a native of Massachusetts and 
was born 21st January, 1781. He graduated at Harvai-d College in 
1808, and in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1876. He 
removed to Smithfield, and married Harriet Lowndes, who was his first 
wife ; she was the granddaughter of Gov. Edward Lloyd, of Maryland, 
who married Elizabeth Tayloe of Mount Airy, Spottsylvania Co., Va., 
the sister of Mary Taj'loe, who was the wife of Mann Page, Jr. , who 
was the half-brother of Gov. John Page, of Virginia. 

Mann Page, of Greenland, Gloucester Co., Va., married, sec- 
ondly, in 1829, Anne Page Jones, of same county, Va. Their chil- 
dren were as follows : 

1. John Randolph Page, eldest, physician, of Birmingham Ala., was born 
at Greenland, Gloucester Co. , Va. , in 1830. He married, 30th October, 
1856, at Eagle Point, Gloucester Co., Va., Delia, eldest daughter of 
John Randolph Brj-an, of Carj^sbrook, Fluvana Co., Va. , and Elizabeth 
Coalter, his wife, who was the daughter of Judge Coalter, and the 



92 PAGE FAMILY. 

favorite niece of John Randolph, of Roanoke. Dr. John R. Page and 
Delia, his wife, had nine children, as follows : (1) Mann Page, of 
Denver, Col., married Hattie Robbins, and has two children, (a) Mann, 
and {h) Winthrop ; (2) Dr. Charles C. Page, of New York ; (3) Anne 
Page, married 17th March, 1884, her cousin, Walter Taylor Page, of 
Omaha. Neb. , and has one child, Nannie ; (4) Delia Page : (5) Ada S. 
Page ; (6) Joseph B. Page ; and (7) John Randolph Page, Jr. The two 
first born, not mentioned (Randolph Bryan Page and Elizabeth Page), 
died infants. 

2. Martha T. Page, born at Greenland, Gloucester Co., Va. , about 1834; 

married, about 1864, H. W. Vandergrift, of Alexandria, Virginia, and 
had Kate and Annie. 

3. Elizabeth N. Page (called Betty) , born about 1840 ; married, about 1857, 

James Goggin, of Hempstead, Texas. 

4. Richard M. Page, born at same place, about 1838 ; resides in Gloucester 

County, Va. Married, about 1878, Kate, daughter of the late Jacob 
Wray, of Hampton, Elizabeth City Co. , Va. One child, Thomas Nelson. 

5. Peyton N. Page, born at same place, about 1840, lawyer and Common- 

wealth's Attorney for Gloucester County, Va. ; married, about 1875, 
Emily, daughter of Wyndham Kemp, of same county, and Anna Louise 
Perin, his wife. He died ; no .surviving issue. 

VII. Captain Thomas Jefferson Page, U. S. Navy, eighth 
son and fourteenth child of Mann Page, of Shelly, Gloucester Co., 
Va., and Elizabeth Nelson, his wife, was born at Shelly, 8th January, 
1808. 

He married at Washington, D. C, in 1838, Benjamina, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Price, of Loudon County, Va. They both reside 
at Florence, Italy. 

Thomas Jefferson Page entered the U. S. Navy in October, 1827, as mid- 
shipman. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in June, 1833, and to 
that of captain, in 1855. In the early part of his service he was employed, for 
a time, on the U. S. Coast Survey. In 1853 he was appointed to the command 
of an exi^edition for the exploration of the tributaries of the River La Plata, 
and adjacent countries, from which he returned in May, 1856, after an absence 
of three years and four months. His narrative of this expedition was pub- 
lished in 1859, 8vo, New York. 

In 1857 Congress made a further appropriation to complete the exploration 
of the Parana and tributaries of the Paraguay Rivers. Commander Page was 
assigned to this service, which was finished in December, 1860. 

The children of Capt. T. J. Page and Benjamina Price, his 
wife, were as follows : 




CAPT. THOMAS JEFFERSON PAGE, U.S.N., 
Florence, Italy, 1892. 
At the age of 84. 



94 PAGE FAMILY. 

1. Thomas Jefferson Page, Jr., born in New Jersey, 15th February, 1839; 

died unmarried, at Florence, Italy, 16th June, 1864, aged 25 years. He 
was buried in the English cemetery there. 

2. John Page, born at Washington, D. C, 29th November, 1840; removed 

to Estancia -San Carlos, Bragado, Buenos Aj-res, South America. Mar- 
ried, 1863, Julia Lowry, of Buenos Ayres, S. A. He was captain in 
Argentine S. A. Navy, and was killed by savages, in 1890, while explor- 
ing the river Pilcomayo. 

3. Lilly Page, born at Washington, D. C. , 1843, married, October, 1866, the 

Marquis Spinola, of Florence, Italy. He died, leaving her a widow 
with no surviving issue. 

4. Philip N. Page, born at Washington, D. C. , 2d May, 1847 ; also removed 

to Buenos Ayres, South America. 

5. Mary Bell Page, born at Washington, D. C. , 1848 ; died at Florence, Italy, 

1870. 

6. Frederick M. Page, born at Washington, D. C, 18th April, 1852; mar- 

ried, 28th October. 1880, Sadie Byrd, daughter of A. M. Chichester, of 
Loudon County, Va. 

7. George C. Page, born at Washington, D. C. , 28th September, 1857. He 

resides at Rome, Italy. 

VIII. Major Francis Nelson Page, U. S. Army, eldest 
son and child of Mann Page, of Greenland, Gloucester Co., Va., and 
Judith Nelson, his first wife, was born there 28th October, 1820, 
and died at Fort Smith, Ark., 25th March, 1860, aged 40 years. 

He graduated at the West Point Militarj^ Academy, in 1841, and served as 
lieutenant of infantry in the closing of the Florida War. He afterward 
served through the Mexican War with great gallantry. From an old U. S. 
Army Register we copy the following : " Francis Nelson Page (Virginia) , 
Cadet, Sept., 1836; Bvt. Sec. Lieut. 7th Infantry, July, 1841; Adjutant 1845 
to 1847 ; Brevet First Lieutenant for gallant conduct in defence of Fort Brown, 
9th May, 1846 ; First Lieut. Aug. , 1846 ; Assistant Adjutant-General (rank of 
Captain) May, 1847 ; Brevet Major for gallant and meritorious conduct in the 
battles of Contreras and Cherubusco, 20 Aug. , 1847; distinguished and wounded 
in the battle of Chapultepec ; relinquished rank in line, Aug., 1851." 

After the war with Mexico, the Legislature of the State of Virginia pre- 
sented him with a sword in consideration of his brilliant services. This sword 
and others, together with the pistols of General (also Governor) Thomas 
Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. , were in the possession of Major Page's eldest son. 

Major Francis N. Page married, 25th Februarj^, 1851, Susan, 
daughter of Col. William Duval, of Florida, who was afterward 
Indian Agent for the Indian Territoiy, at Fort Smith, Ark., and 



HOSE WELL. 95 

nephew of Judge Gabriel Duval, of Washington, D.C. The widow 
of Major Francis N. Page removed to St. Louis, Mo. Their chil- 
dren were: 

1. Francis Nelson Page, Jr., eldest, born at Fort Smith, Ark., 21st Febru- 

ary, 18.V2. 

2. Lucy Nelson Page, born at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 29th Augvist, 1853. 

Married, 8th January, 1877, Dr. William A. Hardaway, of St. Louis, 
Mo. 

3. Powhatan Randolph Page, born at last-named place, 8th December, 1854. 

4. Kate Rector Page, born at Fort Brooke, Florida, 7th February, 1857. 

Married, 1883, Mr. Lawrence of Las Vegas, New Mexico. 

5. Elias Rector Page, born at Fort Smith, Ark., 9th November, 1858. Died 

there, 1859, infant. 



IV. John Page, of North End, situated on North River, 
Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va., second son of Hon. Mann 
Page, of Rosewell, same county, Va., and Judith Carter, his 
second wife (by whom alone he had surviving male issue) , second 
and only surviving child of Hon. Matthew Page, of same place, and 
Mary Mann, his wife, second son (and only one having male issue), 
of Col. John Page, of England, and Williamsburg, James City Co., 
Va., progenitor of the Page family in Virginia, and Alice Luckin, 
his wife, was born at the second above-named place about the year 
1720, and died about 1780, aged about GO years. He is also men- 
tioned as John Page of North River. 

He married, in 1746, Jane Byrd, who was one of the younger 
children of Col. William E. Byrd, of Westover, on James River, 
Charles City Co., Va., and Maria Taylor, of Kensington, England, 
his second wife. 

The following is a certificate from Mrs. Byrd regarding the 
entry in the old Byrd family Bible relating to Jane Byrd, of West- 
over : 

69 Park Avenue, New York City, U. S. A. 
October 23d, 1888. 

I do hereby certify that the followiug is a true copy from the family Bible 
of Col. William Byrd, of Westover, Va. , now in my possession : 

"He (Col. William Byrd) married his second wife on the 9"' of May 1794, 
Mrs. Maria Taylor, eldest daughter and one of the Coheiresses of Thomas Taylor 
of Kensington Esqr. They came to this Colony in 1726. " 

"This Lady was born in England the 10"' of Nov. 1698 and died Aug. 28"' 
1771." 

"Jane their 3"' Daughter was born Oct 13*'' 1729 & married John Page 
Esqr of North River in 1746 by whom she lias a numerous issue." 

Lucy Carter Byrd. 
Witness, 

Mary Wyman Byrd. 

According to Governor's Page's letter, exti-acts from which may be seen in 
Bishop Meade, op. cit.. Vol. I., p. 147, vote, he was educated a lawyer, and 
was a member of the Colonial Council, in place of his elder brother, Mann 

96 




(From the orisinal portrait by Bridges, Virginia, 1750.) 



HON. JOHN PAGE, 

North End. Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va. 

Member of the Virginia Colonial Council, 1776. 



98 PAGE FAMILY. 

Page, of Rosewell. In this capacity we find the name of Hon. John Page, ol 
North End, in the Virginia Ahnauac for 1776. He was, therefore, a member 
of the last Virginia Council of His Majestj' George HI. 

He was also a visitor of the College of William and Mary— his name ap- 
pearing as such in the catalogue of that institution in 1764^being the early 
part of the reign of His Majesty George IH. 

In regard to Col. William E. Byrd, father of the above-mentioned Jane 
Byrd, it may be stated that his first wife was Lucy, daughter of Col. Daniel 
Park, the British officer who brought the news of the victory at Blenheim to 
Queen Anne. The portrait of this officer and many other celebrities, including 
Lord Albemarle and the beautiful Evelyn Byrd. is at Lower Brandon on James 
River, Prince George Co. , Va. Colonel Byrd had no sons by Lucy Park, his first 
wife, but there were two daughters, one of whom was the celebrated beauty. 
Evelyn Byrd. During a visit to England, she was introduced to William Pitt 
(Lord Chatham) , who remarked that "he no longer wondered why young gentle 
men were so fond of going to Virginia to study ornithology, since such beautiful 
Byrds were there ! " Colonel Byrd man-ied, secondly, 9th of May, 1794, Mrs. 
Mai-ia Taylor, of Kensington, England. Her maiden name is not known. The 
following is coi^ied from a book by Lizzie Nicholas, now in possession of Mrs. 
George Byrd, of New York Citj' : " Col. Byrd made a .second alliance with Mrs. 
Maria Taylor, eldest daughter and one of the co- heiresses of Thomas Taylor, of 
Kensington, and in 1726 they came to reside in this Colony" (Virginia). She 
was born in England. 10th November, 1698, and died 28th August, 1771. 

Colonel Byrd had by Maria Taylor, his second wife, a son (from whom the 
Byrds are descended) and three daughters — the third of whom was Jane Byrd. 
She was born October 13th, 1729. Colonel Byrd was born in 1674 and died in 
1744, aged 70 years. He was buried at Westover. 

He was one of the surveyors for establishing the line between Virginia and 
North Carolina. The original MS., written by himself, is at Lower Brandon, 
Va. (For the names of the surveyors of other portions of this line, see Walker. ) 

Hon. John Page and Jane Byrd, his wife, were, doubtless, buried at North 
End ; but, strange to say, it is not positively known. There are no tombstones 
there, or anywhere else, erected to their memory-. As tombstones were brought 
over from England in those days, it is probable that the war of the Revolution 
broke up the business ; and, before anything was done in the matter, their 
graves became obliterated and forgotten. 

The North End house was destroyed by fire during the war of the Revolu- 
tion — probably during Arnold's raid in Virginia. 

Hon. John Page and Jane Byrd, his wife, had fifteen children 
in all, four of whom died infants, their names being unknown. The 
eleven that survived were as follows : 



1. Mann Page, eldest, born at North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) Co. , 
Va. , about 1747 ; removed to Fairfield, Clarke Co. . Va. He married, 
about 1767, Mary Mason Selden, of Salvington, Stafford Co. , Va. 




mm^ .X1^ 






(From the origiual portrait, by Bridges, Virginia. 1750.) 

JANE BYRD, OF WESTOVER, VIRGINIA, 

Wife of Hox. John Page, of North End. 

Married, 1746. 



100 PAGE FAMILY. 

2. John Page, born at North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va., 
about 1749 ; removed to Caroline County, Va. He married, in 1764, 
Elizabeth (called Betty) Burwell. 

8. Jane Page, born about 1751 ; married, about 1770, Dr. Nathaniel Nelson, 
second son and child of President William Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 

4. Dr. William Page, born at North End, about 1758 ; removed to Rich- 

mond, Va. He married, about 1778, Miss Jones. 

5. Judith Page, born about 1755, married, about 1775, Col. Hugh Nelson, 

third son and child of President William Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 

6. Carter Page, born at North End, 1758; removed to Willis' Fork, Cum- 

b-^rland Co., Va. He married, first, iu 1783, Mary Gary, and secondly, 
in 1799, Lucy, eighth child and third daughter of Gov. Thomas Nelson, 
of Yorktown, Va. 

7. Robert Page, born in 1764; removed to Janeville, Clarke Co., Va. He 

married, in 1788, Sarah Page, of Broadueck, Hanover Co. , Va. As four 
other children had died infants— names unknown — when Robert was 
born he was really the eleventh child, although the seventh survivor. 

8. Maria (called Molly) Page, born about 1765 ; married, first, John Byrd ; 

secondly, Archie Boiling ; and thirdly, Peter Randolph ; by none of 
whom had she anj' issue. 
9. Matthew Page, born about 1767 ; died unmarried. 

10. Thomas Page, born about 1773 ; married, about 1798, Mildred, daughter 
of Edmund Pendleton, father of Edmund Pendleton, who married 
Jane B. Page, daughter of the above-named John Page (No. 2) and 
Elizabeth Burwell, his wife. Of the children of Thomas Page and Mil- 
dred Pendleton, his wife, Mildred Page married Palmer. There were 
also Thomas, Henry, and Robert, of whom nothing at present is known. 

11. Lucy Page, youngest, born about 1775 ; married, about 1792, Francis 
Nelson, of Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va., fourth son and child of Gov. 
Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 

V. Mann Page, of Fairfield, Clarke Co., Va., eldest son and 
child of Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) 
Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife, was born at the last-named place 
about 1743. It is not known when he died or where he was buried. 
He married, about 1767, Mary Mason, daughter of Samuel Selden, 
of Salving-ton, Staffoi-d Co., Va. There are two Salvingtons, viz., 
Upper Salvington, on Potomac Run, and Lower Salvington, on 
Potomac Creek. It is not known which of the two is meant here. 

Their only known surviving children were as follows : 

1. William Byrd Page, eldest, born about 1768: married, about 1793, Anne, 
daughter of Richard Henry Lee, and sister of General Henry Lee (Light 
Horse Harry) . 



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2. Jane Byrd Page, boru about 1770; married, about 1790, Major Thomas 
Swaun, of Baltimore, Md., from whom the wealthy family in that city 
is descended. 

V. John Page, of Caroline County, Va., second son and child 
of Hon. John Page of North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., 
Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife, was born at the last-named place 
about l?4o, and died in 1TS9, aged about 4G 3'ears. It is not known 
where he was buried. 

He was one of the original members of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Society that was organized at Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., 
loth December, 1776. 

He married, in 1704, Elizabeth (called Betty), daughter of 
Lewis Burwell, of King's Mills (Kingsmel), York^Co., Va. She 
was burned to death in the Richmond Theatre, Va., 2(Jth December, 
1811, and her name appears on the monument erected there (the 
present Monumental Church) to the memory of those who perished 
in the flames on that occasion. John Page and Elizabeth Burwell, 
his wife, had fifteen children. Of these, Robert, John, Byrd, and 
Carter died unmarried, and probably j^oung. Six others died in- 
fants — their names being unknown. The five surviving children 
were as follows : 

1. Octavius Augustine Page, eldest, Lieutenant United States Navy, bom 

about 1765, and died, in Boston, Mass., June, 1813, of fever, during 
the war of 1813, aged about 48. He was an officer of the ship Chesa- 
jjeake, and was sick in Boston when the memorable fight with the 
Shannon took place. The news of the British victory and the death of 
Captain Lawrence, no doubt, hastened his death. He was unmarried. 
In the " American Universal Cyclopaedia " he is mentioned as the son of 
Gov. John Page — an evident mistake. 

2. Jane Burwell Page, born about 1774, married, 23d August, 1794, Edmund 

Pendleton, Jr., of Caroline County, Va. , and was his first wife. (See 
Pendleton. ) 

3. Peyton Randolph Page, born about 1776 ; married, abovit 1801, the widow 

Bryant. He died, age imknown, leaving four children, of whom noth- 
ing at present is known. He belonged to the United States Navy ; rank 
unknown. He was captured by the British during the war of 1812, 
and had a hard struggle with some prisoners about a 7xit, that all 
claimed as food. 

4. Lewis Burwell Page, born about 1778; was a sailing-master in the 

United States Navy, and died in Portsmouth, Va. , September 16th. 1826, 



102 PAGE FAMILY. 

aged about 48 years. He married, about 1803, the Widow Reade, of 
Philadelphia, and left one child, Elizabeth, who married Dr. John R. 
Chandler, United States Navy. They had five children : (1) Alice Lee, 
unmarried, died of yellow fever in Norfolk, Va. , in 1854 ; (3) Margaret 
Riche, married Rev. T. J. Beard, of Birmingham, Ala., and had issue; 
(3) Augustus Page, unmarried, died of yellow fever ; (4) Mary Imogen, 
married Bishop Wingfield, of California, and had one child, Page 
Wingfield ; (5) William Lewis, married Georgia Pulling ; they had four 
children, all of whom died young but Sarah Elizabeth. 
The widow Reade had one child, a daughter, by her first husband, who 
married Mr. Dennison, who was related to the late Admiral Rodgers, 
United States Navy. 
5. Hugh Nelson Page, Captain United States Navy; youngest, and fifth 
survivor, and fifteenth child, was born in 1788. He married, first, in 
1838, Imogen Wlieeler. No issue. He married, secondly, in 1848, Eliz- 
abeth P. Wilson, and had issue. 

V. Dr. William Page, of Richmond, Va., about the fourth 
child and third son of Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester 
(now Matthews) Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife, was born at the 
last-named place about 1753. It is not known when he died, or at 
what age. He marrried, about 1778, a Miss Jones. It is not known 
whose daughter she was. Their children, so far as known, were as 
follows : 

1. Jane Byrd Page, born about 1779; married, about 1799, Dr. Henry W. 

Lockett. No issue known. 

2. William Byrd Page, born about 1781 ; married, about 1806, Lucy Segar. 

Their children were : 

(1) John Carter Page, shoe dealer, Richmond, Va. ; married Martha 
Goff. 

(2) Mary Jane Page ; married George Bargamin. Nothing further 
known at present. 

8. John Carter Page, born about 1783 ; married, about 1808, a Miss Segar— 
probably sister of Lucy, who was the wife of his brother William. No 
issue known at present. 

There is much more in connection with this branch of the family, 
no doubt ; but little is known at present. The following is copied 
from the Richmond (Va.) daily State, 20th June, 1881 : 

" Last night Mr. Willam H. Page, City Gas Inspector, died at the residence, 
of Mrs. Bargamin, after a long illness. While his demise was not unlooked 
for, it will cause profound regret to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. 
Mr. Page was made City Gas Inspector at the time of the reorganization of the 



XORTH END. 103 

city government, in 1865, and he filled the office faitlifully to the time of his 
death. As a citizen, he was energetic and public-spirited. Mr. Page always 
manifested a deep interest in the welfare of the city. He was one of the first 
members of the Konservative Kampaign Klub, and was, as long as his health 
remained to him, one of the most active members of liis party. He Avas also a 
contributing member of the Howitzers. Mr. Page was in the Both year of his 
age. His funeral will take place to-morrow evening at five o'clock, from the 
Second Baptist Church. " 

From the fact that Mrs. Bargamin's name is mentioned in the 
foregoing notice, it is probable that the said William H. Page 
belonged to the last-mentioned portion of the Page family, though 
it is not positively certain. 

V. Carter Page, of Willis' Fork, Cumberland Co., Va., sixth 
surviving child, and about the fourth son of Hon. John Page, of 
North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, 
his wife, was born at North End in 1758, and died in April, 1825, 
aged 67. He was buried at The Fork, with Lucj" Nelson, his second 
wife. His residence was so named from its proximity to the fork 
of Willis River. 

According to the Virginia Historical Register, his name appears in the list 
of students who left the College of William and Mary in 1776, to join the 
American army. He rose to the rank of Major, and served as aide-de-camp to 
General Lafayette during the campaign in Virginia against Cornwallis. 

During the visit of Lafayette to the United States, in 1824, Governor 
Pleasants, of Virginia, 10th August, 1824, addressed a letter to him at New 
York, inviting him to be present at Yorktown, Va. , on the 19th October fol- 
lowing. Hon. James Lyons, of Richmond, Va., was deputed to bear the invi- 
tation to the General in New York. He replied on the 18th, accepting the 
invitation. 

At a meeting of the Mayor. Recorder, and Senior Alderman of the city of 
Richmond, 31st of August, 1824, for the purpose of adopting such measures as 
might be most expedient and proper for the reception of General Lafayette in 
that city, it was ordered as follows : 

1. That the polite offer of the Governor to afford apartments in the Gov- 
ernor's House for the reception of Major-General Lafayette, and his suite, be 
thankfully accepted, and that aiTangements for furnishing the same be accord- 
ingly made. (This was afterward changed, and General Lafaj'ette was quar- 
tered in what was at that time the Eagle Hotel.) 

2. That as it would be a subject of high gratification to the citizens of 
Richmond that General Lafayette, during his residence in that citj% should be 
attended by as many of the officers of the Revolutionary w-ar as may be prac- 
ticable to assemble, a correspondence be opended with General Robert Poters- 



104 PAGE FAMILY. 

field, Major John Nelson, Major Carter Page, Commodore James Barron, Colonel 
Robert Randolph, Captain Thomas Price, and other Revolutionary soldiers of 
Virginia, now living, inviting their attendance in Richmond upon the arrival 
of their distinguished fellow-soldier. 

3. That John Marshall be solicited to prepare an appropriate addi-ess for the 
occasion. 

4. That ]\Ir. Jefferson, Mr. Madison, and Mr. Monroe be invited to be 

present. 

(Signed) John Adams, Mayor. 

W. H. FiTZWHYLSOXN, Recorder. 

Thos. Brockenbrough, Senior Alderman. 

Wlien General Lafayette arrived in Richmond, Va. , October 27th, 1834, it 
is said that the introduction of the Revolutionary officers here, as well as at 
Yorktown, was, perhaps, the most interesting and affecting scene of all. These 
aged and venerable men, amounting to forty in number, were presented to their 
old companion- in -anus in the spacious drawing-room appropriated to his use, 
on Tuesday evening, October 27th, 1824, very soon after his arrival. He re- 
ceived them in the luost cordial and affectionate manner, evincing the deepest 
sympathy with them in the recollection of their hardships and dangei-s through 
which they had mutually passed, and the i)roud result of their joint labors. 

At 5 o'clock P.M. the General sat down to dinner with his suite, the gen- 
tlemen who had attended him from Norfolk, the officers of the Revolutionary 
army, the officers of the Federal, State, and City Governments, and the mem- 
bers of the Committee of Arrangements. 

Benjamin Watkins Leigh acted as president of one table, and Dr. John 
Brockenbrough of the other, assisted by Messrs. Fitzwhylsonn, Thomas Brock- 
enbrough, R. G. Scott, and "W. H. Roane, as vice-presidents. General Lafayette, 
the Chief Justice, and Mr. Calhoun at the right of iMr. Leigh, the Governor 
and Judge Brooke at his left ; and on both sides and in front were stationed 
the Revolutionary officers. 

Toasts were given by General Lafayette, Governor Pleasants, Chief Justice 
Marshall, Mr. Calhoun, and many others, including Major Carter Page, who 
gave the following: "'The memory of Baron Viomeuil, who gallantly stormed 
one of the British redoubts at Yorktown. " 

The name of Major Carter Page was inscribed Avith the names of other 
Revolutionary patriots on the west front of the obelisk temporarilj' erected for 
the occasion on the west of the j)riucipal entrance into the Capitol Square, at 
Richmond, Va. 

While the author was in Eichmond, Ya., in July, 1861, in the 
barber shop of Lomax Smith, Richmond's great negro barber, under 
the Exchange Hotel, a street band struck up the Marseillaise Hymn. 
"Dey could play no more 'propriate chune den dat now," remarked 
Mr. Smith; " 'minds me of Gineral Lafaj^ette. I used to shave him 



NORTH END. 105 

and fix his har when he was in Richmond." Major Carter Page, 
hke Gov. John Page, his first cousin, and Gov. Thomas Nelson, of 
Yorktown, Va., whose daughter Lucy was his second wife, probably 
spent his money freely in the Revolutionarj- cause, and like them 
(but unlike Washington) kept no account of it. Consequent!}^ it 
was impossible for Congress to reimburse him. 

In regard to the Cary family, it may be said that CoL. Miles 
Cary, the first of his family in Virginia, was the son of John Cary, 
of Bristol, England, whose j^ounger brother, James Car}", emigrated 
to New England. 

The said Col. ^Miles Cary was born in Bristol, England, a.d. 
1620, and emigrated to Warwick County, Va., in 1G40. He died 
there in 1GT7. He was the Royal Naval Officer for James River, 
and was a member of the Colonial Council, under Berkeley. He 
was a lineal descendant of Henry Cary, Lord Hunsdon, and was, 
at the time of his death, the heir apparent of the barony. 

He married Ann, daughter of Captain Thomas Taylor, and by 
her had four sons. Of these only two are known to the writer at 
present, viz. : nj, 

1. Col. Miles Cary, Jr. , probably the eldest, married Mar3% daugliter of 

Col. William Wilson, of Hampton, Va. 

2. Henry Cary, probably one of the younger sous — the father of Col. Archi- 

bald Cary, of Ampthill. Chesterfield Co., Va. 

Col. Miles Cary, Jr. , and Mary Wilson, his wife, had an only 
surviving married son, viz. : CoL. Wilson Cary, who was the 
grandfather of Wilson Jefferson Cary, of Carysbrooke, Fluvanna 
Co., Va. The latter married, in 1805, Virginia Randolioh, and was 
the ancestor of the Carys of Baltimore, Md. (See Thomas Mann 
Randolph, of Tuckahoe.) 

Mary Cary (called Polly), the first wife of Major Carter Page, 
was the daughter of Col. Archibald Cary, of Ampthill, Chesterfield 
Co., Va., and Mary Randolph, his wife, who was the daughter of 
Richard Randolph, of Curl's Neck, on James River, Henrico Co., Va., 
and Jane Boiling, his wife. The latter was fourth in descent from 
Pocahontas, as follows: John Rolfe married Pocahontas, in 1G16; 
Thomas Rolfe, their son, married Miss Poythress ; Jane Rolfe, their 
daughter, married Robert Boiling; John Boiling, their son, mar- 



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PAGE FAMILY. 



ried Mary Kennon; and Jane Boiling, their daughter, married 
Richard Randolph. Pocahontas died at Gravesend, England, and 




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(From Barnes' Centennial History.) 



is said to have been buried in the northwest corner of the church- 
yard there. 

Col. Archibald Gary was born 24:th January, 1721, O. S., or 4th 
February, 1721, N. S., and died on Tuesday, 26th February, 1787, 
in the 67th year of his age. His will was dated 21st February, 
1787. He was a sterling patriot of the Revolution, and was a mem- 
ber of the Virginia Convention of 1776. He was called " Old Iron." 
He married, 31st May, 1744, Mary Randolph, of Curl's Neck, as we 
have already said. Their children were : 

1. Anne Gary, born February, 1745; marrried, 18th November, 1761, Thomas 

Mann Randolph, of Tuckahoe, Goochland Go. , Va. , who was the father 
of Gov. Thomas Mann Eandolph, of Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. 
(See Randolph, of Tuokahoe. ) 

2. Mary Gary (No. 1) , born July, 1747 ; died, August, 1748, infant. 

3. Jane Gary, born 12th February, 1751 ; married, about 1768, Thomas Isham 

Randolph, of Dungeness, Goochland Co. , Va. 

4. Sarah Gary, born 23d February, 1753; maiTied, about 1773, Mr. Boiling. 




(From the original portrait.) 



COL. ARCHIBALD CARY, 

Ampthill, Chesterfield Co., Va. 

Died 26th February, 1787, aged 66. 



108 PAGE FAMILY. 

5. Eliza Caiy, born 9th April, 1755; died single, 2d August, 1775. 

6. Henry Gary, onlj- son, born 2d March, 1756 ; died, an infant, 17th May, 

1758, aged about two years. 

7. Mary Gary (No. 2), called Polly, first wife of Major Garter Page, of The 

Fork, Cumberland Co., Va. ; born 4th December, 1766. 

8. Elizabeth Gary (called Betsy), born about 1770; married, July, 1787, 

Robert Kincaid. 

Major Carter Page married, first, 12th April, 1783, at Tuckahoe, 
Goochland Co., Va., Mary Cary (called Polly), daughter of Col. 
Archibald Cary, of Ampthill, Chesterfield Co., Ya., and Mary 
Randolph, his wife. Mary Cary was born 4th December, 1766, and 
died 26th January, 1797, aged 31 years. She was buried at Pres- 
quisle, on James River, Va. Their children were as follows : 

1. John Gary Page, eldest, born at The Fork, Cumberland Co., Va. , 9th 

May, 1784 ; removed to Union Hill, same county ; married, 12th Octo- 
ber, 1808, Mary Anna Trent. 

2. Henry Page, born at The Fork, 29th September, 1785 ; removed to Ken- 

tucky ; married, 28d December, 1813, Jane B. Deane. 

3. Carter Page, Jr. (No. 1), born 9th December, 1786; died 7th November, 

1789, infant. 

4. Lavinia Randolph Page, born 15th June, 1788 ; died 8th November, 1789, 

infant. 

5. Carter Page, Jr. (No. 2) , born 10th August, 1790 ; died 80th June, 1791, 

infant. 

6. Dr. Mann Page, born at The Fork, 26th October, 1791 ; removed to 

Keswick (Turkey Hill), Albemarle Co., Va. ; married, 12th December, 
1815, Jane F. Walker. 

7. William Page, born 21st August, 1793 ; died 26th December, 1793. 

8. Mary Isham Page, born 30th December, 1794, was burned to death in the 

Richmond Theatre, Va. , 26th December, 1811, aged 17. Her name is 
inscribed on the monument erected there (site of the present Monumen- 
tal Church) to their memory. 

Major Carter Page married, secondlj^ in 1799, Lucy, eighth 
child and third daughter of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 
After the death of her husband, in 1825, she became entitled to, 
and received, a pension from the United States Government, in con- 
sideration of his services as a soldier and an officer during the Revo- 
lutionary war. She was born 2d Januarj^, 1777, and died 5th 
January, 1863, aged 86 years. She was buried by the side of her 
husband at The Fork. Their children were as follows : 



NORTH END. 109 

1. Thomas Nelson Page, bom about 1800; died young. 

3. Nelson Page, eldest survivor, born at The Fork, 8th November, 1801 ; 
died there in November, 1850, aged 49. He resided at The Fork, which 
he inherited. He married, tirst, in March, 1838, Lucia, daughter of 
Randolph Harrison, of Clifton, Cumberland Co., Va. , and had: 

(1) Mai-y Randolph Page (called Polly) , born about 1835 ; married Ben- 
jamin Harrison, son of William B. Harrison, of Upper Brandon, 
on James River, Va. , and Mary Harrison, his wife, who was sister 
to Lucia, the wife of Nelson Page. Benjamin Harrison died in 
July, 1863. His widow resided at The Rowe, on James River, op- 
posite Lower Brandon, Prince George Co. , Va. She sold The Fork, 
her father's residence, about 1870. Their children were : (a) Wil- 
liam Byrd ; (b) Lucia, married, 1878, E. R. Cocke, of Cumberland 
County, Va. ; (e) Nelson, died infant ; and (d) Benjamin. 

(2) Lucius Carv Page, born about 188S ; died young. 
Nelson Page mari-ied, secondly, Maria Hamilton. No issue. 

3. William Nelson Page, born at The Fork, 28th February, 1803 ; removed 
to Q'a Ira, Cumberland Co., Va. ; married, 1827, Fannie P. Randolph, 
and had issue. 
4. Lucy Jane Page, born at The Fork, 6th April, 1804 ; died 7th January, 
1872. aged 68. She married, in 1827, Jonathan P. Cushing, of Massa- 
chusetts, who was President of Hampden Sidney College, Va. Their 
children were : 

(1) Luc3' Cushing, born about 1830 ; married, about 1853, Francis D. 
Irving, of Cartersville, Cumberland Co., Va. , and was his first 
wife. They had :' (o) Robert, and (6) Lucius Cushing. 

(2) Beltie Cushing, born about 1835; married about 1855, Rev. W. C. 
Meredith, of Winchester, Frederick Co , Va. , and was his second 
wife. Their children were : (a) Jonathan Cushing, and {h) Lucy 
Page. 

5. Robert Burwell Page, born at The Fork, 1806 ; died 1837, aged 31 years ; 

married, November, 1829, Sarah H. , daughter of Thomas May, of Buck- 
ingham County Court House, Va. Their children were : 

(1) Carter Page ; died young. 

(2) Mary May Page, born about 1835 ; married, 1860, Francis D. Irving, 
and was his second wife. They removed to Fai'mville, Prince 
Edward Co., Va. She died in 1884. Children: (a) Dr. Paulus 
Irving, of Farmville, Pittsylvania Co., Va. ; (?>) Sarah May Irving, 
died single, 1883 ; (e) Francis D. Irving, and (d) Robert Page 
Irving. 

(3) Lucy Nelson Page, born about 1837 ; married Rev. James Gram- 
mar, of Ashland, Hanover Co. , Va. 

6. Thomas Page, born at The Fork, 8th June, 1807 ; removed to Locust 

Grove, Cumberland Co., Va. ; he married, 5th November, 1839, Sally 
Page, of Clarke County, Va. 

7. Mary Maria Page, born at The Fork in 1813; married, in 1835, Rev. 



110 PAGE FA3IILY. 

George W. Dame, of the Episcopal Church, Danville, Pittsylvania Co., 
Va. They were both alive in 1883. Children : 

(1) Jonathan Cashing Dame. 

(2) Lucy Carter Dame. 

(3) Rev. William Meade Dame, of the Episcopal Church. 

(4) Ellen Dame. 

(5) Nelson Dame. 

(6) Rev. George W. Dame, Jr. , of the Episcopal Church. 

The following is extracted from a letter from William N. Page, 
Esqr., of Qa Ira, Cumberland Co., Va., to Dr. R. C. M. Page, of New 
York City, dated 1st February, 1879: 

"I have, as requested tlnough mj^ son. Dr. Isham Randolph Page, of Bal- 
timore, Md., copied from the family Bible of Col. Archibald Cary the fore- 
going information, which is all that is accessible to me in regard to the first 
and second marriages of yom- grandfather (and my father), Major Carter 
Page. This gives the births, deaths, and ages of all the children of your 
grandfather by each of his wives. All the first have passed away, and of the 
second, my sister, Mrs. Mary Maria Page Dame, and myself, are the only sur- 
vivors. I remain your only surviving (half) uncle — within a few days of 76 
years. The family Bible of Col. Archibald Cary, which was kept at The Fork 
for some years after the death of Major Carter Page, afterwards passed into the 
family of John C. Page — the eldest son of the first wife, who resided at Union 
Hill, Cumberland Co., Va. 

"The said Cary Family Bible is now in the possession of D. Coupland 
Randolph and Harriet Page, his wife, at Union Hill. This Bible does not at 
present contain the record of the marriage of Major Carter Page with Lucj^ 
Nelson, his second wife. After the death of Major Page, in April, 1825, his 
widow, under the law of Congress, became entitled to a pension, the legal 
claim to which could only be established by the evidence furnished in the 
record of her marriage with Major Carter Page, in the Cary Family Bible. 
The leaves containing the record of the fact were detached from the Bible and 
sent to the proper authorities at Washington, D. C. They availed in securing 
the pension, but were never sent back. This accounts for the non-appearance, 
at present, of Major Page's second marriage in its place in the Cary Family 
Bible." 

Qa Ira is a French expression, signifying "that will go." It was 
a watchword during the French Revolution. 

V. Robert Page, of Janeville, Clarke Co., Va., eleventh child 
and seventh survivor of Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester 
(now Matthews) Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife, was born at the 
second-named place in 1764, and died at the first-named place, 1st 
January, 1840, aged 76 years. 



NORTH END. Ill 

According to the Virginia Historical Register, he was one of the students 
who left William and Mary College, in 1776, to join the American army. He 
rose to the rank of Captain, and was one of the Revolutionary othcers who 
were invited to be present at the reception of General Lafaj'ette, in Leesburg. 
Loudon Co. , Va. , 9th August, 1825, during tlie last visit of that distinguished 
officer to the United States. This occurred on the return of General Lafayette 
from Oakhill, Loudon Co., Va. , the residence of President James Monroe, near 
Leesburg. According to Lanman's " Dictionary of Congress" Captain Robert Page 
was a Representative in the United States Congress, from Virginia, 1799-1801. 

Hon. Robert Page married, in 1788, Sarah W. Page, who died 
4th April, 1843, aged G7. She was the youngest surviving child of his 
uncle, Robert Page, of Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va., and was, there- 
fore, his first coasin, (See Broadxeck.) Their children were as 
follows : 

1. Jane Byrd Page, bom at Janeville, Clarke Co. , Va. , in 1789 ; man-led, 
in 1812, John W. Page, of tlie same county. 

3. John Page, eldest son, born at Janeville, Clarke Co. , Va. , 2d September, 
1793 ; removed to North End, same county, Va. He married, first, in 
1819, Jane Nelson, of Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va. ; and, secondly, in 
1836, Sarah Williamson, of Glenoker, Fauquier Co., Va. He had issue 
by both his wives. 

3. Sarah Walker Page (called Sally), born at Janeville, 30th December, 

1793 ; died unmarried. 

4. Robert Page, born 23d June, 1795 ; died infant. 

5. Judith Carter Page, bom 2oth April, 1800 ; died single. 

6. Catherine Page, bom 23d October, 1803 ; died infant. 

7. Maiy Mann Page, bom 29th March, 1805 ; maiTied, in 1832, Joseph A. 

Williamson, of Orange Court House, Va. She died in 1876, aged 70 
years, and was buried at Tappahannock, Essex Co., Va. Their chil- 
dren were : 

(1) Robert Page Williamson, died single, 1854, aged 31 years. 
(3) Sally Page Williamson, ditto, 1873, aged 37 years. 

(3) Williams W^iUiamson, ditto, 1858, aged 22 jears. 

(4) Roberta Page Williamson, born in 1841 ; married, in 1862, Rev. 
John B. Newton, of the Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va. , and 
has seven surviving children. 

(5) Joseph A. Williamson, Jr. ; married, about 1868, Nellie, daughter 

of Dr. Thomas McGill, of Marjdand, and has four children. 

8. Robert AValker Page, born 17th April, 1807 ; died single. 

VI. William Byrd Page, of Fairfield, Clarke Co., Va., eldest 
son and child of Mann Page, of the same place, and Mary Mason 
Selden, his wife, eldest son of Hon. John Page, of North End, 



113 PAGE FAMILY. 

Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife, was 
born at the first-named place about 1768, and married, about 1793, 
Anne, daughter of Richard Henry Lee, and sister of General Lee 
(Light Horse Harry) of Revolutionary fame. Their children were 
as follows : 



1. William Byrd Page, eldest, bora about 1794 ; died single. 

2. Maiy Anne Page, born about 1796 ; died in December, 1873, aged about 

77 years. She married, about 1816, General Roger Jones, Adjutant- 
General United States Army, and had twelve children, as follows : 

(1) William Page Jones, single, graduated at the West Point Militaiy 
Academy, 1840 ; was killed same year by the falling of his horse. 

(2) Catesby ap Roger Jones ; married Gertrude Tart, of Selma, Ala. , 
and died there in June, 1877, leaving a widow and five children. 

(3) Letitia Corbiu Jones; died, unmarried, in Georgetown, D. C, 
January, 1869. 

(4) Mary Jones ; immarried. 

(5) Dr. Eusebius Lee Jones, of New York City and California. He 
married, first, Julia Stewart, of King George County, Va. , and had 
one child. He married, secondly, about 1873, Martha Moran, of 
New York City. Dr. Jones died in Oakland, Cal. , in January, 
1876. 

(6) Edmonia Page Jones ; unmarried. 

(7) Roger Jones, Inspector-General United States Army, Washington, 
D. C. He graduated at West Point Military Academy in 1851, and 
married Frederica B. Jones, of New York. They have three 
children. 

(8) Walter Jones ; died 1876. He married Miss Brooks, of Mobile, 
Ala., who died about 1873. They had three children. 

(9) Charles Lvician Jones ; married Mary Anderson, of Wilmington, 
N. C. , who died about 1871. No issue. 

(10) Thomas Skelton Jones ; married in Nashville, Tenn. 

(11) Virginia Byrd Jones ; unmarried. 

(12) Winfield Scott Jones ; unmarried ; banker in San Francisco, Cal. 

3. Rev. Charles Henry Page, second son, and eldest to have issue, was born 

1801. He married, 1827, Gabriella Crawford, of Amherst County, Va. 

4. Mann Randolph Page, born about 1803 ; married Miss Beall, of Jefi'erson 

County, W. Va. His daughter, Jane Byrd Page, married, 11th May, 
1854, Guerdon H. Pendleton, of Clarke County, Va. (See Pendleton.) 
Mann R. Page died in 1872, leaving a large family. Those known at 
present are : (1) George R. Page, married, first. Miss Cabell, and, sec- 
ondly, Miss Tiniberlake ; (2) Jane Byrd Page, married Guerdon H. 
Pendleton, as already stated ; (3) Mary Page, died single ; (4) Anne Lee 
Page, single ; (5) Margaret Byrd Page, married Charles S. Lee, of Jef- 



NORTH END. 113 

ferson County, W. Va. ; (6) Edniouia L. Page, single ; (7) William Byrd 
Page, married Laura L. Lippitt and had two girls, Mary and Agnes. 

5. Jane Byrd Page, born about 1805 ; unmarried. 

G. Gary Selden Page, born about 1809 ; unmarried. 

7. Captain Richard L. Page, United States Navy, born about 1811 ; resided 

at Norfolk, Va. ; married, about 1833, Alexina Taylor, of same city. 
Their children are the following : 

(1) Fannie, married, about 1875, Captain Whittle, United States Navy, 
nephew of Bishop Whittle, of Virginia, and had issue. 

(2) William Byrd Page, mining engineer, married, about 1884, Louise 
Blow, of Norfolk, Va. 

(3) Alexina, died single. 

(4) Walter Taylor Page, analytical chemist, married at the University 
of Virginia. 17th March, 1884, Anne (called Nannie), daughter of 
Prof. John R. Page. Removed to Omaha, Neb. 

8. Dr. Thomas S. Page, born about 1813 ; married Miss Joliflf and died, 

leaving several children. 

9. Edmonia Page, born about 1815 ; married, about the year 1833, Hall 

Neilson. 

VI. Hugh Nelson Page, of Norfolk Cit}-, Va., Captain United 
States Nav}', fifteenth and youngest child of John Page, of Caro- 
line County, Va., and Elizabeth (called Betty) Burwell, his wife, 
second son and child of Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester 
(now Matthews) Co., Va., and Jane Bj^rd, his wife, was born at the 
second-named place in September, 1788, and died at the first-named 
place, 3d June, 1871, aged 82 years. 

Hugh N. Page entered the United States Navy as midshipman, 1st Sep- 
tember, 1811. In June, 1812, he was ordered to the gunboat squadron, stationed 
at Norfolk City, Va. , for the protection of that harbor. On August 13th, same 
year, he was ordered to Commodore Chauncey's squadron, on Lake Ontario; 
but left this, and joined Commodore Perry, on Lake Erie — volunteers for 
this service having been called for. He was assigned to duty on board the 
schooner Tigress, Lieutenant Conklin, September 11th, 1811. He took an active 
part in the Battle of Lake Erie, which began at 12 m. and closed at 3 p.m., 
same day. In this action he behaved with great gallantry, and was wounded 
in the hand. He w^as placed in charge of the prisoners, and had the honor of 
bearing to General Harrison, who was then stationed at the mouth of San- 
dvisky River, the immortal dispatch from Commodore Perry, "We have met 

THE enemy and THEY ARE OURS. " 

For his brilliant services on this occasion, young Page was voted a sword 
bj' the United States Congress, and one by the State of Virginia also. 

He was next ordered to the Niagara, which, with others of the squadron,, 
 8 



114 PAGE FAMILY. 

conveyed General Harrison's army to Maiden, to attack General Procter, but 
the latter fled at the approach of the fleet. 

In the spring of 1814, he went, under Commodore Sinclair, to Detroit, to 
convey Major Crogan's force to retake Mackinaw. Crogan was defeated, and 
his force was taken on board again. After destroying an English fort on 
Saginaw River, and burning a large schooner loaded with provisions, he pro- 
ceeded to Erie, to winter there. After a leave of absence of three years, he 
was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1818. He was ordered to the flag- 
ship John Adams, Commodore Perrj-, with whom he sailed to South America. 
On this voyage Commodore Perry died at Trinidad. In 1834 he took out the 
Boxer, with the United States Charge d' Affaires, to Valparaiso, Chili. 

In 1838 he was promoted to Commander, and in 1843 he was ordered to 
the Levant. Taking on board, at Norfolk City, Va., Henry A. Wise, United 
States Charge d' Affaires to Brazil, he landed him at Rio. He afterward 
cruised on the Pacific coast. 

AVhen the war with Mexico broke out, he was ordered to Monterey, which 
was seized, and the United States flag hoisted. October, 1847, he was ordered 
to take command of the receiving ship Pennsylvania, at Norfolk, Va. 

In 1849 he was promoted to the rank of Captain, United States Navy, and 
ordered to the Pacific to take command of the flagship Savannah. He was 
retired in 1855, on leave pay. 



Captain Hugh N. Page married, in November, 1838, Imogen, 
daughter of Guy Wheeler Esq., of Kansemond County, Va. She 
died in 1847, without issue. He married, secondly, 13th July, 1848, 
Elizabeth P., daughter of Holt Wilson, Esq., of Portsmouth, Va. 
Their children were as follows : 



1. Mary Elizabeth Page, born in Portsmouth. Va. , 19th June, 1850; died, 

unmarried, at the same place, 25th Februarj', 1879, aged 38 years. 

2. Hugh Nelson Page, Jr., born at Portsmouth, Va. , 17th July, 1852; re- 

moved to Norfolk City, Va. , and married, 23d October, 1878, Sallie. 
only surviving child of Dr. Thomas Newton, of the last-named iilace, 
and Miss Darragh, his wife. (The latter was descended from Lydia 
Darragh.) No known issue at present. 

3. Holt Wilson Page, born at Portsmouth, Va. , October 28th, 1853; mar- 

ried, 22d Januarj-, 1878, Hattie W. , eldest daughter of Marshall Parks, 
of Norfolk City, Va. There were two children, viz. : 

(1) Marshall Park Page, born 29th October, 1878. 

(2) Bettie Burwell Page, born 30th January, 1880. 

4. Carter Bruce Page, born at Portsmouth, Va. , 24th May, 1855. 

5. Edmund John Rutler Page, born at Portsmouth, Va. , 22d November, 

1857. 



NORTH EXD. 115 

VI. John Gary Page, of Union Hill, Cumberland Co., Ya., 
eldest son and child of Major Carter Page, of Willis Fork, same 
county, Va., and Marj- Gary, his first wife, was born at the last-named 
place, 9th May, 1784, and died at Union Hill, 14th May, 1853, 
aged 69 years. 

He was a very handsome iiiau, of powerful frame and fine proportions, 
standing six feet four inches in heiglit. In his face and expression lie very 
much resembled liis grandfatlier. Col. Archibald Car}-. Even in Iiis later jears 
there was a strong family resemblance in his face to Colonel Cary's jjortrait. 
He was a man of great energy and fine judgment, and was wonderfully acute 
in discerning the characters and motives of others. Though he commenced life 
at 14 years of age, as a poor office boy in a store in Richmond. Va., he accu- 
mulated a large fortune before his death. 

He was very successful in his last j^ears as a farmer, having retired to his 
farm at Union Hill, some time before his death. He attributed his success to 
the con-ect business habits he had formed while a bookkeeper in Richmond, Va. 

All his children were born at Locust Grove, Cumberland Co., Va. It is 
about one mile from The Fork. To his two daughters, Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. 
Hobson, he gave the Locust Grove property, and it was bought from them 
about 1840, by Thomas Page, their half-uncle. 

JohnC. Page married, 12th October, 1808, Mary Anna, daughter 
of Dr. Alexander Trent, of Barley Hill, Cumberland Co., Va. She 
died 10th January, 1877, aged 86. Their children were as follows: 

1. Lavinia Anderson Page, born at Locust Grove, Cumberland Co., Va., 

20th June. 1809. Married, in 1832, Dr. Edward Fisher, Superintend- 
ent of the Insane Asylum at Staunton, Va. Children : 

(1) George Fisher, married, 1864, Miss Woodfin, of Powhatan County, 
Va. 

(2) John Page Fisher, called Pat, of Haxall's Flouring Mill, Rich- 
mond, Va. , died single, in 1863. 

(3) Nannie Ambler Fisher, married, 1858, William H. Kennon, of 
Richmond, Va. She died, 1866, leaving several children. 

(4) Eliza Page Fisher, died single, 1867, aged 29. 

(5) Charles Fisher. 

(6) Edward Fisher. 

2. Mary Anna Page, born 26th May, 1811 ; married, 1845, John Daniel, 

Esq., of Broomfield, Cumberland Co., Va. ; died 1884. He died, 1850. 
They had two children : 

(1) Lucy Daniel, married, 1869. Francis Kinckel, of Lynchburg, Va., 
and has several children. 



116 PAGE FAMILY. 

(2) Anna Daniel, married, 1870, M. Lewis Randolph, of Edge Hill, 
Albemarle Co., Va. 

3. Virginia Randolph Page, born 17th August, 1813 ; married, 1833, Thomas 

Hobson, of Powhatan County, Va. , who died in 1850. Children : 

(1) Mary Anna Hobson, married, 1854, Mann Page, of Albemarle 
County, Va. , who died leaving one surviTing child, Charlotte, who 
married Smith. One child, Mann Page Smith. 

(2) Caroline Hobson, called Caddy : unmarried. 

(3) Joseph Hobson ; uninarried. 

(4) Virginia Page Hobson, married. 1863, Richard Archer, of Powhatan 
County, Va., and had three children. 

(5) Thomas Hobson, Jr., died single, 1864. 

(6) Ellen Hobson, married George N. Guthrie, of Gallatin, Sumner 
Co., Tenn. 

(7) Clara Hobson, married Nash, and had issue. 

(8) Alexander Hobson. (9) Cary Hobson. 

4. Eliza Trent Page, born 19th October, 1815 ; died single, 16th September, 

1838, aged 20 years. 

5. Ellen Cary Page, bom 19th June, 1817; died single, 19th May, 1837, 

aged 20 years. 

6. Alexander Trent Page, eldest son, of Cumberland Coimty, Va. , born 21st 

November, 1819; died April 4th, 1845, aged 26. Married, in 1840, 
Martha Henderson, of Northfield, same county, and had one child, viz. : 
Martha Henderson Page, married, 1867, Mr. Stewart, of Alexandria, 
Va. She died in 1870, leaving two sons. 

7. Maria Willis Page, born 18th January, 1822; died 1862, aged 40. She 

married, 1843, Rev. William H. Kinckel, of the Episcopal Church, 
Lynchburg, Va. , and had : 

(1) Francis Kinckel, called Frank, married, 1869, Lucy Daniel, and has 
several children. 

(2) Anna Kinckel, married, about 1870, J. P. Williams, of Lynch- 
burg, Va. (3) William Kinckel. (4) Maria Kinckel. (5) John 
P. Kinckel. (6) J. Carrington Kinckel. (7) Alexander Gilmer 
Kinckel. (8) Frederick Kinckel. 

8. Archibald Cary Page, second son, and eldest to have male issue, bom 

22d April, 1824 ; died in 1871, at Spring Hill, Goochland Co. , Va. , aged 
47. He married, in 1846, Lucy, daughter of Dr. John Trent, of Tren- 
ton, Cumberland Co. , Va. , and had two sons, viz. : 

(1) William H. Page, eldest, born about 1845, and 

(2) John C. Page. 

He married, secondly, about 1853, Lizzie Trent, sister of Lucy, the first 

wife, and had one child, viz. : 

(1) Archibald Cary Page, Jr. 
He married, thirdly, in 1869, Eliza Harrison, of Richmond, Va. No issue. 

9. Carter Page, born 25th March, 1826 ; died 31st May, 1826, infant. 

10. Harriet Randolph Page, born 15th April, 1827, married, 1857, D. Coup- 



NORTH END. 117 

land Randolph, of Richmond, Ya., son of Isham Randolph, of that city. 
They removed to Union Hill about 18(55. She died 1884. Children ; 
(1) Mary A. Randolph. (2) D. C. Randolph, Jr. (3) B. Heath 
Randolph. 

11. John Gary Page, Jr., bom at Locust Grove, Cumberland Co., Va , 22d 

February, 1830 ; removed to Auburn, same count}'. He married, 

first, 1858, Nellie, daughter of Dr. Willie J. Eppes, of Millbrook, 

Buckingham Co. , Va. Children; 
(1) Willie J. Page, eldest, born 1859. (2) Mary A. Page. (3) Martha 

Burke Page. 
Mrs. Nellie Eppes Page died about 1878, and John C. Page, Jr. , removed 
to Clay Bank, Cumberland Co. , Va. He married, secondly, about 1882, 
Julia Trent, widow of John Taylor Gray, Esq., of the firm of Adie & 
Gra}% druggists, Richmond, Va. 

12. Edward Trent Page, youngest, born 20th May, 1833 ; removed to Half- 
way Branch, Cumberland Co., Va. He married, in 1854, Bettie, 
daughter of J. S. Nicholas, of Seven Islands, same county. Children : 

(1) Nannie Nicholas Page, married in Lynchburg. 

(2) Mary Bj-rd Page. 
(8) John Nicholas Page. 

(4) Edwai-d Trent Page, Jr. 

(5) Bessie Coupland Page. 

VI. Henry Page, of Todd County, Ky., second son and child 
of Major Carter Page, of The Fork, Cumberland Co., Va., andMarj^ 
Cary, his first wife, was born at the last-named place, 29th Septem- 
ber, 1785, and died in Kentucky, in 1845, aged 60 j-ears. 

He was educated at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, James City 
Co., Va., in the catalogue of which institution his name appears in the alumni 
list for 1804. He lived, first, near Qa Ira, Cumberland Co. , Va. , where all his 
children were born. He removed to Kentucky about the year 1841. 

He married, 23d December, 1813, Jane B. Deane, and their 
children were as follows : 

1. Mary Cary Page, called Polly, born at Qa Ira, Cumberland Co., Ya., 
27th October, 1814, and married, 23d December, 1840, Rev. George 
McPhail, of the Presbyterian Church. He died about 1870, while Pres- 
ident of Davidson College, North Carolina. Their children were : 

(1) Jane McPhail, died single. 

(2) Mary McPhail, married Rev. Mr. Davis, of the Presbyterian Church, 
and died. 

(3) Henry McPhail, married, and resides in Norfolk City, Va. 



118 PAGE FAMILY. 

(4) Lillian McPhail, married Rev. Mr. Irving, of the Presbyterian 
Church, and died. 

2. Thomas Deane Page, eldest son, born at Qa Ira, Cumberland Co., Va. , 

2Tth July, 1816; removed to Henry County, Mo., where he died, 31st 
January, 1864, aged 48. He married, 1846, Isabella Catlett, of Todd 
County, Ky. , and their children were : 

(1) Fannie Catlett Page, married 28th October, 1874, William McCown, 
who died 1875. 

(2) Henry Page, born 27th December, 1849 ; married 9th January, 1878, 
Maude G. Crews. 

(3) Jane Deane Page, born about 1851 ; died 8th July, 1855. 

(4) Thomas Deane Page, Jr. , born 20th October, 1853. 

(5) Calmere Catlett Page, born 24th April, 1856. 

(6) Carter Page, died 30th August, 1876, aged 16 years. 

(7) Isabella Page, born 22d April, 1859. 

(8) John Cary Page, born 12th February, 1861. 

One of the girls married Rev. Octavius Parker, of the Episcopal Church, 
in Selma, Fi'esno Co., Cal. 

3. Carter Page, of Chillicothe, Mo. , born at (^a Ira, Cumberland Co. , Va. , 

4th May, 1818 ; married first, 14th December, 1843, Betty Byers, who 
died soon after, leaving one child, Henry Cary Page, who also died 
infant. He married secondly, 6th January, 1853, Sarah Bell Miller, of 
Cynthiana, Ky. , and had : 

(1) Elizabeth Deane Page, born 10th September, 1854. 

(2) Henry Page, born 1st October, 1856 ; dentist in Chillicothe, Mo. 

(3) Isaac Newton Page, born February, 1858. 

(4) Eglantine Page, born 1860. 

(5) James Page, born 1862. 

(6) Virginia Lee Page, born 1865, and died infant. 

(7) Catherine Page, boi-n 1867, and died infant. 

4. Eliza Wallace Page, born at Qa Ira, Cumberland Co. , Va. , 2d July, 

1820 ; married, 1851, Jonathan Clarke Temple, of Logan County, Ky. 
He lived only a few weeks, but she never married again, and died 
30th June, 1872, in Chillicothe, Mo., aged 52, leaving no issue. 

5. Rev. James Jellis Page, born at Qa Ira, Cumberland Co., Va. , 7th July, 

1822; was educated at the Theological Seminary, Fairfax County, Va. , 
and entered the Episcopal ministry. He married, 16th December, 1851, 
Virginia, daughter of E. W. Newton, of Charleston, W. Va. Mr. 
Newton was a native of Vermont, and a graduate of Dartmouth Col- 
lege. The wife of Mr. Newton belonged to the Nicholas family, who 
are descended from a Colonial minister of the Church of England. 
Children : 

(1) Wood Newton Page, born 13th November, 1852. 

(2) Rev. Henry Deane Page, born 2d November, 1854. He was educated 
for the Episcopal Church at the Theological Seminary, Fairfax 
Countv, Va. Married and has several children. For many years 



NORTH END. 119 

lie has beeu missionary to Japan and resides at 38 Tsukiji, Tokyo, 
Japan. One of liis children, born October, 1892, is named after the 
author. 

(3) Sarah Bell Page, born 28th July, 1856. 

(4) Rev. Thomas Carter Page, of the Episcopal Church, born 8th De- 
cember, 1858. Married and at present has charge of Bruton Parish, 
Williamsburg, Va. 

(5) Mary Wallace Page, born ITth November, 1860. 

(6) Lilla Leigh Page, born Tth May, 1868. 

6. Anne Catharine Page, born at ^a Ira, Cumberland Co. , Va. , 13th Jan- 

uary, 1835 ; married, 1850, Dr. Charles A. W^illiams, of Chillicothe, 
Mo. She died 18T8, aged 53, and left four children, viz. : 

(1) Jane Clark Williams, born 14th August, 1852 ; married 1st Janu- 
ary, 1874, Henry M. Hatton, of Chillicothe, Mo., and had two 
children, of whoin Hubert McPhail. born 18th September, 1877, 
was the second, and alone survived. 

(2) Lucy Washington Williams, born 22d December, 1855. 

(3) Henrj- Page Williams, died young. 

(4) Charles Williams, born 3d Februar}', 1866. 

7. Martha Bell Page, youngest of Henry Page, and Jane B. Deane, his 

wife, was born at ^'a Ira, Cumberland Co. , Va. , 17th February, 1827. 
Unmarried. 

Dr. Mann Page, of Keswick (also called Turkey Hill), Albe- 
marle Co., Va., sixth child and third surviving son of Major Carter 
Page, of The Fork, Cumberland Co., Va., and Mar}^ Cary, his first 
wife, was born at the last-named place, 2Gth October, 1791, and died 
at the first-named place, 15th May, 1850, aged 58 years and Ymont-hs. 

He was educated at Hampden Sidney College, Va., and after- 
ward graduated in medicine at Philadelphia, in 1813. 

The following is an exact copy of his Medical Diploma, now i-n 
the possession of his youngest son. Dr. R. Channing M. Page, of 
New York City : 

Omnibus ad quos pr^sentes Liter.^ pervenerint SALUTEM : Cum 
Gradus Universitatis instituti fuerint, ut Viri de Literarvuii Reijublica bene 
meriti, seu nostrae Almas Matris Gremio educati, seu bonarum artium Disci- 
plinis aliunde eruditi, a Literatorum Vulgo secernerentur. SciATis QUOD NOS 

pr^fectus, vice pr.'Efectus, et professores universitatis 

PENNSYLVANIENSIS Gradu Doctoris in Arte Medica libenter concesso TES- 
TAMUR quanti fecimus Virum Probum Mann Page in Artis Medical Scientia 
plenius instructum, cujus Mores benevoli cum omnibus iis Ai'tibus quae opti- 
mum quemque ornant, nos illi devinxerint, Eundem idcirco virum honorabilem 
et ornatum Mann Page omnium Suffrages DOCTOREM IN ARTE MEDICA 



120 PAGE FA3IILY. 

creavimus et constituimus, eique hiijus Biijlomatis virtute, singula Jura 
Honores et Privilegia ad ilium Gradum inter nos. IN CUJUS REI TESTI- 
MONIUM, Sigillum Universitatis majus hisce Praesentibus apponi fecinius, 
Nominaque subscripsiuius. 

DATUM PHILADELPHIA Die Mensis Aprilis primo Annoque Salutis 
humanae Millesimo Octingentessimo, et decimo tertio. 

Benj'x Rush, M.D. . Inst: et prax : med : et clin : Prof'r. 

Casparus Wistar, M.D. , Anatomite Professor. 

Benjamin Smith Barton, M.D.. Mat. Med. Hist. Nat. Sc. Prof. 

Philippus Syng Physick, M. D. , Chirurgia? Prof'r. 

Johannes Syng Dorsey, M. D. , Chirurgite Prof'r adjunctus. 

Johannes Redman Coxe, M.D., Chem. Prof'r. 

Tho. C. James, M.D., Art. Obstet. Profr. 

Johannes Andrews, D. D. , Prsefectus. 

ROBERTUS Patterson, A. M. , Vice Praefectus. 

The Seal consists of seven books piled upon each other, and 
bearing the following inscriptions from top to bottom respectively : 
"Theolog., Astronom., Philos. Nat., Mathemat., Logica, 
Rhettorica, Grammatica." On the circumference of the Seal is 
the inscription: "SiGiLLUM AcADEMiJS Philadel. in Pennsyl- 
vania." Inside of this is the motto, "Sine Moribus Van^." 

Dr. Mann Page commenced the practice of medicine in Rich- 
mond, Va. , but after his marriage he retired to his wife's estate, called 
Turkey Hill, near Cobham, Albemarle Co., Va. The estate, con- 
sisting of 3,700 acres of land, was a part of the Castle Hill estate, 
owned by Hon. Francis Walker, but which originally belonged to 
Meriwether. (See Walker.) 

On Friday, November oth, 1824, a dinner was given to General Lafayette 
in the rotunda of the Universitj- of Virginia, by ex-President Thomas Jeffer- 
son. The General's son, George W. Lafayette, was also present. Ex-Presideut 
James Madison, who was present, responded to the regular toast, "James Madi- 
son, tlie ablest expositor of the Constitution," and ended by proposing the fol- 
lowing toast : " Liberty, which has virtue for its guest and gratitude for its 
feast. " Volunteer toasts were proposed by Thomas J. Randolph, W. C. Rives, 
Th. Walker Gilmer, Dr. Mann Page, Wm. F. Gordon, V. W. Southall, N. P. 
Trist, Colonel S. Carr, Richard Duke, and others. Mr. Southall presided with 
great dignity, and none who were present will ever forget the enthusiasm of 
this reception. 

Dr. Mann Page was, as we have already stated, the grandson of 
Col. Archibald Gary, who was descended from the Carys of Cock- 



NORTH END. 121 

ington and Ton- Abbey, England. In regard to a certain decree, 
said to have been made in the Court of Chancery, England, respect- 
ing the property of the Carys of Cockiugton, Dr. ]Viann Page wrote 
to Francis R. Rives, Esq., Secretarj' of the American Legation, 
in London, under date of 22d February, 1843. Edward Everett was 
at that time the American Minister to England. In reply, Mr. 
Rives wrote from London, 27th March, 1843: 

My Dear Uncle : Immediately after the receipt of your letter, I addressed 
a note to H. J. Perry, Esq., the principal Secretary to the Lord High Chan- 
cellor, asking for the desired information, which, he wrote nie, it was not in 
his power to give, unless some clue is furnished wlioreby the name of the suit 
in court can be ascertained. A copy of his replj' I herewith transmit jou. I 
then addressed myself to George Stanley Gary, Esq. , the present representative 
of the Caiys of Follaton House, who is ignorant of the Chancery decree in 
question. That gentleman forwarded a copy of mj' letter to the widow of his 
late cousin, the proprietor of Torr Abbey ; and she turned the letter over to her 
cousin, Mr. Browne, who says they are not aware of any decree having been 
made in the Court of Chancery respecting the property of the Carys of Cock- 
iugton (who are the ancestors of the Carj-s of Torr Abbey and of the Carys of 
Follaton House), nor have the family any recollection of any such matter. 
Entire copies of the letters of Messrs. Cary and Browne I likewise inclose you. 
Tliese circumstances, it seems to me, furnish ample proof of the eiToneous 
character of the information you have received respecting this affair. . . . 

The following is a copj^ of the reply of George Stanley Car}^ 
Esq. , of Follaton House, to Mr. Francis R. Rives : 

Follaton House, 22d March, 1843. 
Sir : I beg to acknowledge the receij^t of your letter this morning. I beg 
to state that I am totally unacquainted with any circumstance relative to the 
decree in Chancer}- that your correspondent in the United States alludes to. I 
have foi'warded bj- this day's post a copy of your letter to the widow of my 
late cousin — the proprietor of Torr Abbey, where the family has resided the 
last 170 years. 

I have, Sir, the honor to be your most ob't servant, 

George Stanley Cary. 
To Francis R. Rfves, Esq. 

P.S. — Should any further information be sought for, relative to the Cary 
family, it will be most cheerfully given by Mi-s. J. Cary, who resides at No. 16 
Park Road, Regent's Park. 



-o"- 



Mr. John Cary, of Cockington and Torr Abbe}-, residing in 
Vienna, Austria, heard, through Mr. Everett, of this letter from 



122 PAGE FAMILY. 

Dr. Mann Page to Francis R. Rives, Esq., in regard to the Gary 
propert}', and wrote as follows : 

Vienna, March 14th, 1846. 
Dr. Manx Page, Albemarle County, Va. , U. S. America. 

My Dear Sir : On the 18th of Jmie last, 1845, I availed myself of the 
pleasvire of addressing you. Obtaining unfortunately no answer up to this day, 
I mucli fear that the said iuclosure has, on account of sjiecial reasons, been 
mislaid. Allow me consequently to trouble j'ou again with these lines, at the 
same time inclosing herewith a repetition of the letter in question, under date 
of 18th June last, 1845. 

Vienna, June 18th, 1845. 

My Dear Sir : Informed at last, unfortunately but of late, of your address, 
through the medium of Mr. Everett, the American Minister at London, I ven- 
ture to avail myself of the pleasure of inclosing you these lines on a most 
important subject regarding my family. I am apprised, my dear Sir, that 
you are the gentleman who addressed Mr. Evere'tt, during the spring of 1843, 
an inclosure imparting to him information that you had received from Eng- 
land, to the effect that, according to a recent decree of English Chancer}^ a 
considerable amount of i:)roperty had accrued to the heirs of Sir Henry Gary, 
of Cockington, in Devonshire. My mucli- lamented father, Mr. Jolm Gary, of 
Gockington and Torr Abbej% in Devonshire, was directly descended from Sir 
Henry Gary, who was the son of Sir George Gary, of Gockington, Sheriff of 
Devonshire in the 18th of Charles I. After that monarch's fallen fortunes, Sir 
Henry Gary emigrated, with his family, to Virginia ; whicli event is well 
known to me from records in Englisii History, as more so from various impor- 
tant documents i-egarding my family ; copies of v%-hich have been in my pos- 
session since my infancy. As a member of the family, being my father's 
youngest son, and as a father, as well as in behalf of my innumerable brotiiers 
and sisters, I shall feel myself, my dear Sir, much and much indebted to your 
extreme kindness in favoring me in sliort, if possible, with a few lines, in- 
forming me from what sovirce in England you gained this intelligence. 

I have resided on the Continent for many years, and here in Germany for 
sixteen years. I was formerly in the Austrian service, and at present retain 
the cliaracter of an Austrian officer. My brothers are dispersed in all parts 
of the world ; which fate, my deai- Sir, I do not doubt you are aware, befalls 
the younger sons in England. By chance, unfortunately but of late, I heard 
indirectly of the above-stated important communication. The amount of prop- 
erty in question, and said to be in the Court of English Chancery, is jiossibly 
leasehold property now falling in ; and if this be the case, the same, instead of 
reverting to the present representative of my family, namely, to my nephew, 
Robert Gary, eldest son of my sister-in-law. Mrs. Gary, of Torr Abbey, in 
Devonshire, on his obtaininn; his majority of twenty-one years, the same must 
evidently, after having been sold, be equally divided among us brothers and 
sisters. 



NORTH END. 123 

I repeat again and again, nn^ dear Sir. liow much and much I shall feel 
myself indebted to your extreme kindness if you will impart to me the source 
in England from which you gained your information regarding the matter, 
and also whether the propertj' in question is personal or leasehold now fall- 
ing in. 

I gained information of this important event in the spring of 1833. My 
sister, who is at present married in Hungarj', was on a visit to us here in 
Vienna, at that time. One day, during the month of April, 1833, she received 
from my mother-in-law, Mrs. John Gary, a letter which by chance fell into 
my hands. 

In this letter she stated that my sister-in-law, Mrs. Caiy, of Torr Abbey, 
had received, some days since, a most strange letter from the American Min- 
ister in London, stating that a member of the Caiy family in the United States 
had heard that, by a late decree of English Chancery, a lai-ge amount of prop- 
erty had accrued to the heirs of Sir Henry Gary (son of Sir George Gary, of 
Gockington), and that tlie said property was leasehold property then falling 
in. Subsequently I addressed a letter on the subject to Mr. Edward Everett, 
American Minister in London, and he confirmed the statement comnmnicated 
to my sister by my mother-in-law. Moreover, Mr. Everett addressed a letter 
on the subject to my sister-in-law, Mrs. Caiy, of Toxt Abbey, and he intimated 
to me her answer, stating that she was not aware of the existence of any such 
propert}', nor could she obtain any information respecting it, unless the date 
and the name of the decree in question were known. 

I repeat again and again, my dear Sir, that I shall feel myself truly much 
indebted to your extreme kindness in foi^warding to me as soon as possible 
information regarding this important subject. At the same time I should feel 
myself much obliged to you if you could forward to me the addresses of certain 
members of my familj-, residing in the State of Virginia, who are descendants 
of Sir Henry Gary, of Gockington and Torr Abbey, in Devonshire. 

Trusting on the speedy answer, I remain mj- dear Sir, your most sincere 
and thankful friend, 

JoHX Gary, of Gockington and Torr Abbey. 

The origin of the statement that there had been a decree in the 
English Court of Chancery regarding the Cary property is nnauthen- 
ticated. No such decree has been heard of by those who were cer- 
tainly in a position to have known it, had it really ever been made. 
There is strong reason to suspect that it was merely a quack adver- 
tisement in some newspaper, by a so-called law firm which made a 
business of swindling credulous people about such matters. Not 
long since the author read an article in the London Times regarding 
the arrest and imprisonment of two men engaged in this business, m 
which a fee in advance is always required. The article concluded 



124 PAGE FAMILY. 

with a warning to people to put no confidence in such statements, 
as they invariably were mere baits for swindling the credulous. 

The following is copied from a tablet in Grace Church, Walker's 
Parish, Albemarle Co., Va. : 

In Memoriam 

►:- 

MANN PAGE ESQRe M. D. 

born 36»'' Oct. 1791, 

died IS"- May 1850. 

Son of Major Carter Page, of 

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY ARMY, 

AND of Mary Cary his First Wife. 

By his death, his family was 

deprived of the protection and 

guidance of a Christian husband 

and fatlier, and this church 

of one of its founders. 



His Beloved Wife, 
JANE FRANCES WALKER. 

born 17"' Feb. 1799, 

died 7'!^ Feb. 1873 : 

Was Endeared to All who Knew Her. 

She was the eldest child of the 

Hon. FRANCIS WALKER of Castle Hill, 

and of JANE BYRD NELSON his wife, 

of Yorktown Virginia. 



►> 



Ex dono Ricardi Channing Moore Page filii eorum octavi 

de Nov. Ebor. M.D. et auctoritate curatorum 

MDCCCLXXXIX. 

Jane Frances Walker, the wife of Dr. Mann Page, was born in the Nelson 
House, at Y'orktown, Va. , 17th February, 1799, and died at Turkey Hill, 7th 
February, 1873, aged 74 years. She was married in the old Virginia Tavern 
near the west entrance to the Capitol square at Richmond, Va. , and just oppo- 
site St. Paul's Church. Mammy Suky, then a girl and her waiting-maid, 
was present at the marriage and said that "Missis was a mighty pretty girl. 
She gim me the dress she got married in. It wuz blue and stuffy." Upon ask- 
ing her what she meant by "stuffy" she said, "quilted-like. " She may 
possibly have had refei'ence to a quilted blue satin petticoat. The Virginia 
Tavern, the aristocratic hotel in Richmond in those days, was kept by Mrs. Col. 



NORTH END. 125 

Hugh Xelsou (Jiulitli Page, of North End), called Big JFamma l)y the children, 
as she was very tall and stately in appearance. It subsequently passed into the 
hands of Capt. Thomas Nelson, who afterward removed to Oakland, Hanover Co. , 
Va. From this tavern could be seen the reflection of the tire that destroyed 
the Richmond Theatre in 1811. some of the boarders having been victims. 
Mammy ^juky, who accompanied Jane Frances Walker and her sister Judith 
to Mr. Fremont's school, died in 1890, aged 95. 

Jane Frances Walker was descended on her mother's side from the Nelsons 
of Yorktown, Va. , as follows: Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va., first of his 
family in Virginia, and called Scotch Tom, married, 1710, Margaret Reid ; 
their son, William Nelson, of the same place, and known as President Nelson, 
married, 1738, Elizabeth (called Betty) Burwell ; their son. Col. Hugh Nelson, 
of the same place, married, 1775, Judith Page; their daughter, Jane Byrd 
Nelson, married, in 1798, Hon. Francis Walker, of Castle Hill, Albemarle 
Co., Va., and was the mother of Jane Frances Walker, the wife of Dr. 
Maun Page. On her father's side she was descended from the W'ashington 
family as follows : Col. John Washington and his brother Lawrence emigrated 
from England to W^estmoreland County, Va. , and became the progenitors of 
the Washington family in that State. Col. John Washington married, about 
1650, Anne Pope, who was his second wife : their son, Lawrence, married, 
about 1675, Mildred Warner ; they were the grandparents, through their son 
Augustine, of Gen. George Washington and his brother. Col. Samuel W^ash- 
ington (who married five times) ; and their daughter, Mildred, sister of Augus- 
tine Washington, and aunt of Gen. George Washington, married, about 1701, 
Roger Gregory ; their three daughters married three brothers Thornton, Elizabeth 
Gregory marrying, about 1720, Reuben Thornton ; their daughter, Mildred Thorn- 
ton, married, first, Nicholas Meriwether, and secondly, Dr. Thomas Walker, 
of Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. ; their son, Hon. Francis Walker, man-ied, 
1798, Jane Byrd Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. , and their eldest child was Jane 
Frances Walker, the wife of Dr. Mann Page. (See Nelson, also Walker. ) Jane 
Frances W^alker and Judith Page W^alker. her younger sister, who married Hon. 
William C. Rives, L'nited States Senator from Virginia, studied the French 
language in Richmond, Va. , under M. Fremont, the father of the late Gen. 
John C. Fremont. 

Dr. Mann Page married, l'2th December, 1815, at Richmond, Va., 
Jane Frances, eldest child of Hon. Francis Walker, of Castle Hill, 
Albemarle Co., Va., and Jane B^-rd Nelson, of Yorktown, Va., his 
wife. Children : 

1. Maria Page, born in Richmond, Va. , 14th December, 1816, died unmar- 

ried, at Turkey Hill, 15th June, 1837, aged 21 years. 

2. Ella Page, born at Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. , 18th September, 

1818: died unmarried, at Turkey Hill, 14th November, 1882, aged 64 
years. 



126 PAGE FAMILY. 

3. Francis Walker Page, eldest son, born at Turkey Hill, 17th November, 

1820. Removed to Cobham Grove, Albemarle Co. , Va. , and died there 
12th July, 1846, aged 26 years. He was buried at Turkey Hill. He 
married, 4th September, 1844, Anna E. , daughter of Benjamin F. 
Cheesmau and Maria S. Whittemore, his wife, both of New York Citj'. 
Mrs. Cheesman is the daughter of Thomas Whittemore and Lucy Snow, 
his wife. Mr. Whittemore was born in Leicester, Mass., and removed 
to New York City, where he became a prominent and w^ealthj' mer- 
chant. He died in 1829. He was sixth in descent from Thomas 
Whittemore, of Maiden, Mass. , who emigrated to America with Gov- 
ernor Wintbrop, of that State, in tlie year IGS."). Anna E. Cheesman 
was tlie niece of the late distinguished physician and surgeon. Dr. 
John S. Cheesman, of New York City, who was a contemporary of the 
late Prof. Valentine Mott, of that city. She died at Cobham Grove, 
April 7th, 1881, leaving one son, Francis Walker Page, Jr., born 20th 
July, 1845. Resides at Staunton, Va. , unmarried. 

4. Carter Henry Page, second son, born at Turkey Hill, Albemarle Co., 

Va. , 21st November, 1822; removed first to Eldon, near Cobham, and 
secondly to 521 North First Street, Charlottesville, same county. He 
married, 24th November, 1857, Leila, davxghterofCapt. William Graham, 
of Baltimore, Md. Children : 

(1) Leila Grabam Page, born 21st December, 1858. Resides at Char- 
lottesville. 

(2) William Graham Page, eldest son, born 31st August, 1860, lawyer ; 
resides at Charlottesville, Va. 

(3) Carter H. Page, Jr., engineer, born 4th September, 1864. Travelled 
in Europe during the summer of 1882, with liis uncle. Dr. R. C. M. 
Page, of New York. While in Paris he visited the grave of Lafay- 
ette in the Cimetiere Historique, No. 35 Rue Picpus, pres de la 
barriere du Trone, and placed a wreath of immortelles on the tomb- 
stone, as his great-grandfather. Major Carter Page, of The Fork, 
Cumberland Co., Va. , had served as Aid-de-Camp to General Lafay- 
ette during the campaign in Virginia against Cornwallis, in 1781. 
Married, 30th April, 1891, Elizabeth H. Roberts, and has a son, born 
6th Oct. , 1892, and named after the author. At present they reside 
in Philadelphia. 

(4) Mary BoM^doin Page, born 26th June. 1866; married, 1st March, 
1892, Gilbert Bonham Bird, of England. 

5. John Gary Page, born 9th Januarv, 1824; died infant, 16th April, 

1826. 

6. Frederick Winslow Page, born at Turkey Hill, 20th November, 1826; 

librarian University of Virginia, Albemarle County, Va. He married, 
24th December, 1850, Anne Kinloch, daughter of Dr. Thomas W. Meri- 
wether, of Kinloch, Albemarle Co., Va. , and Anne Carter Nelson, his 
wife, who was a granddavighter of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, 
Va. Mrs. Anne Kinloch Meriwether Page died in the spring of 1867. He 



NORTH END. 127 

married, secondly, loth November, 1883, Lucy Cook Beale, the widow 
Brent. No issue. Children by the lirst marriage : 

(1) Jane Walker Page, born at Lynchburg, Va. , 22d September, 1851 ; 
married, 13th January, 1875, Thomas Walker Lewis, of Castalia, 
Albemarle Co., Va. They removed to Airslie, near by, in the same 
county, and have several children. 

(2) Eliza M. Page, born 1st August, 1853; died single, 14th March, 
1873. 

(3) Annie Nelson Page, born 15th September, 1855; married, 13th Jan- 
uary, 1875, Nathaniel Coleman, of News Ferry, Halifax Co., Va. , 
and has issue. Annie bore a sti'ong resemblance to the portrait of 
her ancestress, Jane Byrd, of Westover, on James River, Charles 
City Co., Va. , who was the wife of Hon. John Page, of North 
End, Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va. 

(4) Fi-ederick K. Page, of Millwood, Albemarle Co., Va. , born 24th 
July, 1857. He married, 20th November, 1878, Flora Temple, 
daughter of William Lewis, of same county. Children : 

(a) William Douglas Page— August 30th, 1879. 
(6) Evelyn Mabry Page— December 17th, 1881. 

(c) Frederick Byrd Page— September 22d, 1883. 

(d) Fannie Campbell Page — September 20th, 1886. 

(e) Robert Shackleford Page— September 14th, 1888. 

(5) William Douglas Page, born 11th June, 1859; died 14th April, 1878, 
aged 20 years, unmarried. He was buried in the Nelson Cemetery 
at Belvoir. 

(6) EveljTi Byrd Page, born 21st September, 1862 ; married, 19tli July, 
1882, John M. Coleman, of Halifax County, Va. , and has issue. 

(7) Mildred Nelson Page, born 27th June, 1865. Resides with her 
uncle. Dr. R. C. M. Page, of Ne\v York City. 

Jane Walker Page, born 18th October, 1828 ; died unmarried, 29th Jan- 
uary, 1845, aged 17. Regarding this brilliant young lady who unfor- 
tunately died so j'ouug, Mrs. Judge Roger A. Pryor thus writes to the 
author ; " I knew j'our father and mother, your sister Ella, and icell 
did I know and love the brilliant sister who died so young — Jane — my 
classmate in music under the eccentric genius, Meei-bach. And I feel 
deeply gratified that you permit me to aid in preserving from oblivion 
that pure, bright spirit whose hand clasped mine for a little way on 
the long journey of my life. Of her beauty of character and brilliant 
genius I cannot say too mvich. " 

Mann Page, Jr., born at Turkey Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. , 1st May, 
1831 ; removed to Mansfield, same coimty. He died in November, 1864, 
aged about 33 years, and was buried at Turkey Hili. He married, 15th 
May, 1855, Marj- Anna Hobson, of Powhatan County, Va. , and left one 
surviving child, viz., Charlotte Nelson Page, born 10th November, 1859, 
who married, 31st October, 1883, William Ed. Smith, of North Carolina, 
and has one son, Mann Page Smith. 



138 PAGE FAMILY. 

9. Charlotte Nelson Page, born at Turkey Hill, Albemarle Co. , Va. , 25th 
March, 1833 ; died at Kiuloch, same county, 1849, unmarried. She 
was buried at Turkey Hill. 

10. AVilliam "VVilmer Page, born 31st March, 1835 ; died of typhoid fever, 
6th November, 1857, aged 22 years. 

11. Thomas Walker Page, born at Turkey Hill, Albemarle Co., Va., 18th 
April. 1837 ; resided at same place, and died there 5th June, 1887, 
aged 50. He married 10th May, 1861, Nannie Watson, daughter of 
James Morris, of Sylvania, Green Springs, Louisa Co., Va. , and Caro- 
line Smith, his wife. Children : 

(1) Ella Rives Page, born 16th April, 1863. 

(3) James Morris Page, A.M , Ph.D., born 4th March, 1864. He orig- 
inated and is the principal of The Keswick School. 

(3) Thomas Walker Page, Jr., A.M., born 4th December, 1866. As- 
sistant in The Keswick School. 

(4) Constance Morris Page, born 17th April, 1869. 

(5) Maun Page, born 39th March, 1871. 

(6) Susan Rose Morris Page, born 30tli August, 1878. 

13. Dr. Richard Chanuing Moore Page, born 2d January, 1841, at Turkey 
Hill, Albemarle Co. , Va. ; removed to New York City in 1867. He 
married, 30th April, 1874, in the Memorial Episcopal Church, at West- 
port, Conn., Mary Elizabeth Fitch, widow of the Hon. Richard Henry 
Winslow, of that place. 



Mary Elizabeth Fitch was the second daughter and youngest child of 
Stephen Fitch, Esq. , of Norwich, New London Co. , Conn. , and Mary Ingraham 
Rogei's, his wife. She first married Hon. Richard Henry Winslow, of West- 
port, Fairfield Co. , Conn. , who was the founder of the banking firm of Wins- 
low, Lanier & Co. , of New York City. He was a Connecticut State Senator, 
and was the Democi'atic candidate for Govex'nor of that State in 1861. A 
short time before his death, which occurred 14th February, 1861, he commenced 
to build a beautiful granite church at Westport. This church is of the Protes- 
tant Episcopal denomination, and was subsequently completed by his widow. 
The interior is very handsome, and is finished off with carved oak and chest- 
nut. Some of the frescoes on the walls so perfectly resemble statuary that they 
remind one of Dewitt's celebrated frescoes in the Royal Palace at Amsterdam, 
Holland. The windows are of stained glass — the memorial window in the rear 
of the chancel being one of the most beautiful in America. The organ, made 
by Hall & La Baugh, of New York City, cost five thousand dollars, and was 
presented by Mrs. Mary E. Fitch Winslow. The bell was cast by Naylor, of 
Troy, N. Y. Within the base of the tower is a well of excellent water, out of 
which Gen. George Washington drank in September, 1780, when stopping at 
the old tavern that formerly stood here. In the vestibule of the church is a 
mural tablet bearing the following inscription : 



NORTH END. 129 

MEMORIAL CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, 

VVESTPORT. 



The CHURCH 

OF THE HOLY TRINITY 

was incorporated April 14, 1860 ; 

REV. JOHN PURVES, Rector. 

The corner-stone of this edifice was laid, 

September 19, 1860, 

By Rt. Rev. JOHN WILLIAMS, D.D., Assistant Bishop 

In grateful commemoration of 

RICHARD HENRY WINSLOW, 

who bought the site and began the erection of this structure ; 

and of his widow, 

MARY FITCH WINSLOW, 

who completed it. 

The Society, February 17, 1862, 

adopted the corporate name it now bears. 

The Church, first opened for divine service 

February 23, 1862, 

was solemnly consecrated to the worship of God 

June 30, 1863, 

according to the order of the Protestant Episcopal Church 

in the United States of America. 

In perpetual memwy of these events 

This tablet has been inscribed and is now set tip by order of 

WILLIAM HENRY BENJAMIN, Rector. 

JOHN CLEAVELAND and WILLIAM H. MARVIN, Wardens. 

William Wood, ] 

John F. Buckley, 

Elijah S. Dowxes, 

John H. Gray, j. Vestrymen. 

Charles J. Ketchum, 

George Jelliffe, 

Henry Taylor, 



130 PAGE FAMILY. 

The following is copied from a letter received from a former 
Rector of Memorial Church : 

Westport, Fairfield Co. , Conn. , 19th June, 1883. 
Dr. R. C. M. Page, New York City. 

My Dear Sir : I send you the names of the first class confirmed in Memo- 
rial Church. They were confirmed by Assistant Bishop John Williams (Bishop 
Brownell being too old and infirm) , of Connecticut, May 8th, 1860, and were 
as follows : Elizabeth I. Townseud, Jane Howel Townsend, M. A. Perring, 
James Frederick Perring, Laura Sophia Perring. It is impossible to find out 
who was confirmed first. The first person baptized (and consequently the first 
person made a member of the church) was William Payne, baptized June 24th, 
1860, by the Rev. John Purves. The first marriage in tlie parish was that of 
Henry Augustus Ogden to Abbie Jane Coley, May 16th, 1860, also by Rev. John 
Purves. The first marriage in the churcli was that of William Kirk to Miss 
Smith, March 10th, 1863, by the Rev. Rufus Emery, of Southport, Conn. The 
first burial in the parish was that of the founder, Hon. Richard Henry Wins- 
low, February 18th, 1861. 

Yours truh', 

Alonzo Norton Lewis, D.D. , Rector. 

The present Rector is Rev. Kenneth Mackenzie, who was formerly Assistant 
Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Madisou Ave. , cor. 43d Street, New 
York. He is very popular and has a large and flourishing congregation. 

"In May, 1860, the second Episcopal Society, in the town of Westport, 
purchased the property corner of East Church Street and Myrtle Avenue, known 
as the 'Wakeman Lot,' for the sum of two thousand dollars. R. H. Wiuslow, 
Francis Burritt, and Daniel J. Townsend were appointed a committee, with 
power, to build a stone church edifice and chapel upon the 'Wakeman Lot,' 
and to complete and furnish the same upon such plan, and in such mode and 
manner in all respects, as they may deem proper or expedient. The committee 
were instructed to make all contracts necessary, in order to carry into efi'ect, and 
fully to exercise, the power delegated to them. In February, 1861, the society met 
with a great loss in the decease of Mr. Richard H. Winslow, and, in the fol- 
lowing April, the decease of Mr. Francis Burritt. The church edifice, which 
had been commenced by Mr. Winslow, was, after his death, finished by his 
widow, Maiy Fitch Winslow, who tendered its use to the society of the 'Holy 
Trinity. ' The name of the society was shortly afterward changed to that of 
'The Memorial Church of the Holy Trinity.' 

"The site on which Memorial Church is built was the 'Wakeman Place,' 
formerly an old inn Gen. George Washington passed a night at this tavern, 
in September, 1780, while returning from Hartford, where he had been to meet 
Count Rochambeau. During the demolition of the ancient edifice there was 
found among the debris a French crown-piece of an eai'ly date in the eigh- 
teenth century, in excellent preservation. " (" Hist, of Fairfield County, Con 
necticut," p. 826. J. W. Lewis & Co., Philadelphia, 1881.) 




MEMORIAL CHURCHoFTHE HOLY TRINITY. WESTPORT CONN , 

a£GUN IN iB&Q pr HON HiQiMRa H£nnr wiNSLov/, and completed in laez BY.tiifmfFncH witisLaioi, 



132 PAGE FAMILY. 

Mary Elizabeth Fitch, the widow of Hon. Richard H. Winslow^ and wife 
of Dr. R. Clianuing M. Page, of New York City, was descended on her mother's 
side from Sarah Wilson, of Boston, Mass., who married Edward Cowell, of 
England, the legal heir to all the property now included in the city of Leeds 
as follows : Joseph Wilson, of Boston, Mass. , died in 1680, leaving the daugh- 
ter, Sarah Wilson, who married Edward Cowell, of England, who removed to 
Boston, Mass. Their daughter, Sarah Wilson Cowell, married Timothy Ingra- 
ham, of Rhode Island. Solomon Ingraham, their son, married Lydia Vail, 
and had two children, viz. : (1) Capt. Solomon Ingraham, died unmarried ; 
and (2) Mary Ingraham, who married Ebenezer Rogers. Their daughter, Mary 
Ingraham Rogers, married Stephen Fitch, of Norwich, New London Co., Conn. 
Their second daughter and youngest child was, as we have seen, Mary Eliza- 
beth Fitch. 

A stock company of gentlemen, composed of the descendants of Edward 
Cowell and Sarah Wilson, his wife, have, for some years past, been searching 
in the United States and England for the will of Edward Cowell, but so far 
have not succeeded in finding it. Capt. Solomon Ingraham had a copy of the 
original will. This copy was put away in a tin box in Boston, Mass. , whence 
there is strong evidence that it was stolen by a law-j-er. It is supposed that he 
sold it to interested parties in England, with a view to destroying an evidence 
of claim to the propertj", as well as preventing the discovery of the original 
will. 

Regarding the present Keswick School, it is in a flourishing con- 
dition and is attended by about thirty pupils. The principal is James 
M. Page, A.M., Ph.D., the first assistant being his brother, Thomas 
W. Page, A.M. Several buildings have been recently erected on 
account of the increased number of scholars. In former years there 
was a school here or in the neighborhood for teaching the children 
of the various families, as follows : 

1831-32. William W. Hawkins taught for a short time at the old Bentivo- 
glio Tavern, which was kept at that time by Mr. Joseph Campbell. The school 
was then removed to a log house in the woods near by, called the Tick Hill 
Academy. Among the pupils were Frank W. Page, Carter H. Page, James 
Parish and John T. Parish, twin brothers, Reuben Gordon, William F. Gordon, 
Jr., Lewis Miller, and others. Mr. John T. Farish died in New York a few 
years ago a millionaire. 

The old Bentivoglio Tavern, called old Benti for short, stood on the south 
side of the public road about a quarter of a mile east of the mouth of the 
Turkey Sag. The latter is the name of the public road that runs northwest 
over the mountains, along Feather-Bed Lane, across Turkey Run and through 
Turkey Gap. The tavern was originally built by Hon. Francis Walker, of 
Castle Hill, for the accommodation of travellers in those days. It has long 
since gone to ruin, and nothing but a depression in the ground now remains 




(From a portrait by Healy, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D. C. ) 

MRS. MARY ELIZABETH FITCH TVINSLOW, 

Wife of Dr. R. C. M. Page. 

Married 30th Ajjril, 1874. 



134 PAGE FAMILY. 

to mark the original site. The post-of3fice at Lindsay's turnout on the rail- 
way, some two miles distant, is known as Bentivoglio. This and other beauti- 
ful Italian names for places in the neighborhood, such as Modena and Monti - 
cello, were doubtless given by Italian laborers imported in early times by 
Thomas Jefferson for the purpose of introducing grape culture. 

1833-33. Mr. Crawford taught at the same place with the same scholars. 
Crawford was an exhorter in the Baptist Church and used the hickory freely. 
The boys were much afraid of him. Sometimes he would be absent the whole 
day preaching, and the boys would be afraid to go home. In the evening 
he would return, and the whole school, drawn up in line in the public road, 
would be put througli a course of spelling. 

1883-34. James L. Gordon taught at Edgeworth, the residence of his father, 
Gen. William F. Gordon, with much the same scholars. 

1834-35. "William W. Hawkins rented Bentivoglio Tavern and taught school 
again, Mr. Campbell having left. The scholars were nearly the same. 

1835-36. Mr. Provost, a graduate of Princeton, N. J. , taught at Castle Hill, 
the residence of Hon. William C. Rives. There were a limited number of pupils, 
among wliom were Frank W. Page, Carter H. Page, Frederick W. Page, 
Francis R. Rives, and William C. Rives, Jr. Provost was one of the best 
teachers. He also courted all the marriageable girls in the neighborhood. 

1836-37. Edwin Hall, of Maine, a pupil of the poet Longfellow and a 
graduate of Bowdoin, taught at Bentivoglio. Among the pupils were Frank 
W. Page, Carter H. Page, Frederick W. Page, Reuben Gordon, William Gor- 
don, Henry Michie, Johnson Michie, and Lewis Miller. 

1837-38. Giles Waldo, a graduate of Yale, taught at Bentivoglio. The 
scholars were the same with the addition of William Anderson and Richard 
Anderson, of Richmond, Va. , as boarders. 

1838-39. Mr. Janes, of Burlington, Vt. , taught at Bentivoglio, and among 
the scholars were Robert W. Nelson, W. Douglas Meriwether, William C. 
Rives, Jr., Lewis Miller, William Lewis (Colonel), the brothers William, 
Richard, and Jack Anderson, and Carter and Frederick Page. 

1839-40. Jacob Belville, of Princeton, taught at Bentivoglio, with the same 
scholars except R. W. Nelson and William and Richard Anderson. 

1840-41-43. James Chisholm, of Harvard, taught at Keswick in the old 
school- house down in the lot. Among the scliolars were Frederick W. Page, 
Mann Page, Jr., Wilmer Page, Lindsay Walker, George and Charles Gordon, 
twin brothers, Alexander Gordon, and Alfred Rives. 

1843-43. Thomas W. Cattell, of New Jersey, graduate of Princeton. He 
taught at the same place, and the scholars were Frederick, Mann, Wilmer, and 
Thomas Page, George, Charles, Churchill, and Alexander Gordon, and William 
C. Cattell. 

1843-44. George Jeffery, of Cambridge, England, taught at the same place 
with the same scholars except Frederick W. Page. It was about this time that 
F. W. Meerbach, a famous German pianist, gave music lessons to young ladies 
in the neighborhood. Mr. Jeffery was a very eccentric man, and the two had 
a quarrel, resulting in Mr. Jeffery 's going next session to Edgeworth. 



NORTH END. 135 

1844-45. George Jeflfeiy taught at Edgeworth, the residence of Gen. William 
F. Gordon. The same boys except William C. Cattell. 

1845-46. Mr. Taylor, a Princeton man, taught at Edgeworth with the same 
scholars. 

1846-47-48. Frederick W^. Page taught at Keswick in the old school-house 
in the lot. The scholars were Frank Hopkins, Churchill and Alexander Gordon, 
Mann, Wilmer, Thomas, and Channing Page. The latter wore a check apron, 
nmch to his annoyance. 

1848-49. Calvin S. Maupin, of North Carolina, taught at Edgeworth, with 
the same boys except Channing, who was too young to walk there. Mr. Maupin 
was not a very literary man nor did he much enjoy conversation at meals, 
being usually blessed with a ravenous appetite. Thus while General Gordon 
was telling some anecdote about President Jackson, while he was a member of 
Congress, Mr. Maupin interrupted him in the middle at the most interesting 
part by remarking, " General, you got my bread ! " 

1849-50. Mann Page taught at Keswick. The scholars were Churchill, 
Alexander, and Mason Gordon, Henry Lewis, and Wilmer, Thomas, and 
Channing Page. 

1850-51. Dabney C. T. Davis taught at Keswick. He was a graduate of 
the University of Virginia. The scholars were John and Hugh Nelson, twin 
brothers and boarders at Keswick, Wilmer, Thomas, and Channing Page, Church- 
ill, Alexander, and Mason Gordon, and John and Rice McGhee, also twin 
brothers. 

1851-52. Samuel S. Carr, of the University of Virginia, taught at Keswick. 
The scholars were the same except Churchill Gordon, who was absent. Lewis 
McGhee, brother of John and Rice, was a scholar this year. They came from 
Bedford County, Va., and boarded at Logan, the residence of Capt. M. Lewis 
Walker. 

After that there were so few boys left in the neighborhood that 
there was no occasion for a schooL Mason Gordon and Channing 
Page were sent to academies before going to college, and it was not 
until within a few years past that the present school was established, 

VI. William Nelson Page, of Qa Ira, Cumberland Co., 
Va., third son and second surviving child (and eldest having sur- 
viving male issue) of Major Carter Page, of The Fork, same county, 
Va., and Lucy Nelson, his second wife, was born at The Fork, 28th 
February, 1803. He married, in 1827, Fannie- P., daughter of 
Isham Randolph, of Richmond, Va., and had the following 
children : 

1. Dr. Isham Randolph Page, eldest, born about 1834 ; removed to Balti- 
more, Md. He married, first, in 1863, Virginia Barton, of Lexington, 
Rockbridge Co. , Va. She died, leaving one child, viz. : Virginia Bar- 



136 PAGE FAMILY. 

ton Page, born 1864. He married, secondly, October 30th, 1866, Char- 
lotte Stevens, of Baltimore, Md., and had two children, viz. : 

(1) Frances McHenry Page, born about 1867. 

(2) Robert Stevens Page, b^rn about 1869. 

2. Anne Randolph Page, called Nannie, died, 8 years old. 

3. Philip Nelson Page, born about 1838, died young. 

4. William Nelson Page, Jr., died 21st July, 1861, aged 20. 

5. Rev. Coupland Randolph Page, of the Episcopal Church, born about 1842 ; 

married, 1876, Ellen Baker, of Winchester, Frederick Co., Va., and 
had several children. 

6. Lucia Harrison Page, born about 1844, died j^oung. 

7. Fannie Randolph Page, born about 1846 ; married, 1873, Rev. W. C. 

Meredith, of the Episcopal Church. He resided at Winchester, Fred- 
erick Co., Va., and died about 1875, leaving her a widow vrith one 
child, viz. , Fannie Randolph Meredith. Fannie R. Page was the third 
and last wife of Rev. W. C. Meredith, his second wife having been 
Bettie Cushing, of The Fork, by whom he had Jonathan Cushiug 
Meredith, lawyer, removed to Kansas City, and Lucy Page Meredith. 



VI. Thomas Page, of Locust Grove, Cumberland Co., Va., 
sixth child and fifth son and survivor of Major Carter Page, of The 
Fork, same county, Va., and Lucy Nelson, his second wife, was 
born at the last-named place, 8th June, 1807, and died at the first- 
named place, 4th July, 1874, aged 67. 

He married, 5th November, 1839, Sally, daughter of John W. 
Page (see Broadneck), of White Hall, Clarke Co.,Va., and Jane Byrd 
Page, daughter of Hon. Robert Page, of Janeville, same county, 
Va. Mrs. Sally Page was born August, 1818, and died 27th No- 
vember, 1872, aged 54 years. Their children were as follows: 

1. Dr. Robert Page, eldest, born 12th Januaiy, 1842, and removed to Staun- 

ton, Augusta Co., Va. He married, 18th December, 1878, Anna, daugh 
ter of Willis W. Hobson, of same county, and Arabella Boiling, of Pe- 
tersburg, Va. , his wife. There are several children. 

2. Carter Page, born about 1844 ; teacher. 

8. Lucy Nelson Page, bom 17th January, 1852 ; married, September 5th, 
1877, W. T. Johnson, of Powhatan County, Va. , and had one child — 
Sally P. Johnson. 

4. James Chisholm Page, born 1855. 

5. Thomas Nelson Page, born 6th June, 1860. 

6. Willianna Page, born 27th October, 1864, 

Four other children died infants — names unknown. 



NORTH END. 137 

VI. John Page, of North End, Clarke Co., Va., second child 
and eldest sou of Hon. Robert Page, of Janeville, same county, 
Va., and Sarah Walker Page, his wife (and first cousin), was born 
at the last-named place, 2d September, 1792. 

He married, first, in ISIU, Jane, daughter of Francis Nelson, of 
Mt. Air, Hanover Co., Va., and Lucy Page, his wife, who was the 
youngest child of Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester (now 
Matthews) Co., Va. Jane Nelson was the sister of Judith, who 
married, in 1819, Mann Page, of Greenland, Gloucester Co., Va., 
and was his first wife. (See Rosewell.) Thej' were granddaughters 
of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. The children of John 
Page, by the first marriage, were : 

1. Robert Francis Page, born about 1820 ; removed to Campbell County, 

Va. He married, 1847, Lavinia Sullivan, daughter of James Chris- 
tian, of New Kent County, Va. Children : 

(1) Edwin Randolph Page, born 19th September, 1849, at West Point, 
King William Co., Va. He man'ied, about 1874, Olivia McDaniel, 
of Jones County, N. C. 

(2) Francis Nelson Page, born at Campbell Co., Va. , 29th January, 
1855 ; removed to California. 

(3) Roberta Frances Page, born at Campbell Court House, Va. . 14th 
]May, 1857 ; removed to Richmond, Va. 

2. Edwin Randolph Page, born about 1822; also removed to Campbell 

County, Va. He married, 1850, the widow, Olivia Cam, daughter of 
John Alexander, of the same county, Va. Children : 
(1) Mary Mann Page, married Stephen M. Taylor and had issue. 
(3) William Nelson Page, of Powellton. Fayette Co., W. Va. Married, 
7th February, 1882, Emma, daughter of Col. William Gilham, of the 
Virginia Military Institute, and Miss Hayden, of New York, his 
wife. Children : Delia, Hayden, Edwin Randolph, Josephine, and 
Evan Powell. 
(3) Edmonia Randolph Page: married, 1878, Thomas A. Bledsoe, of 
Augusta County. Va. 

3. Judith Carter Page, born about 1824 : died unmarried. 

4. Lucy Nelson Page, born about 1828 ; married, 1860, James Madison 

Sublett, of Powhatan County, Va. , and had : 

(1) Octavia Page Sublett. 

(2) Mary Carter Sublett. 

(3) Florence Sublett. 

(4) Lvicy Nelson Sublett. 

(5) Olivia Byrd Sublett. 

5. Thomas Mann Page, born about 1830; removed to Bedford County, Va., 



138 PAGE FAMILY. 

and married, 1854, Rosalie, daughter of James Brown, of Buckingham 
County, Va. Their only child is William Nelson Page, born about 
1855. 

John Page, of North End, Clarke Co., Va., married secondly, 
in 1836, Sarah Williamson, of Glenoker, Fauquier Co., Va. She 
was sister to Joseph A. Williamson, of Orange Court House, who 
married Mary Mann Page, daughter of Hon. Robert Page, of Jane- 
ville, Clarke Co., Va. The children by the second marriage were: 

1. Helen Page, born 1839, and died single, 1859, aged 20. 

3. Rev. William Williamson Page, of the Presbyterian Church, born 1841 ; 
removed to New York City ; he married, 1877, Lizzie M. , daughter of 
Rev. Nathaniel Pierson, of Baltimore, Md. She died about 1880, leav- 
ing one child — Surry Kent Page. 

VII. Rev. Charles Henry Page, of the Episcopal Church, 
third child and second son (being also the eldest to have issue) of 
William Byrd Page, of Fairfield, Clarke Co., Va., and Anne Lee, 
his wife (who was sister to General Light Horse Harry Lee, of 
Revolutionary fame), eldest surviving son and child of Mann Page, 
of the same place, and Mary Mason Selden, his wife, eldest son and 
child of Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) 
Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife, was born at the first-named 
place in 1801, and died at Georgetown, D. C, in 1876, aged 75 
years. He married, in 1827, Gabriella, daughter of Judge Craw- 
ford, of Amherst County, Va., who was a brother of William H. 
Crawford, of Georgia, one of the candidates for President of the 
United States in 1825. Their children were: 

1. Jane Byrd Page, born about 1828 ; married, about 1848, Thomas Barbour 

Bryan, of Alexandria, Va. Children : 

(1) Charles Page Bryan. 

(2) Jeannie Byrd Bryan. 

2. Elizabeth Spooner Page, born about 1833 ; man-ied, about 1858, Dr. 

Glover Perin, Surgeon United Sjtates Army, and had : 

(1) Gabriel Perin ; married Col. Henry Prout. 

(2) Mary Byrd Perin. 

(3) Lucy Legh Perin. 

(4) Charles Page Perin. 

(5) Betty Page Perin. 

(6) Sophia Perin. 



NORTH END. 13D 

(7) Virginia Langdon Perin. 

(8) Glover Fitzhugh Perin. 

3. Legh Richmond Page, eldest son, born about 1835 ; married, 1863, Page 

WaUrr, of Richmond, Va. , and has issue. 

4. William Wilmer Page, born about 1837 ; married, about 1865, Victoria 

Amiraux, of Canada. Children : 
(1) Gabriella Page. 
(3) William Wilmer Page, Jr. 
(3) Thayer Page. 

5. Roger Jones Page, born about 1839; removed to Louisville, Ky., and 

married, 1867, Mary, daughter of Hon. John Mitchell, the Irish patriot 
and late member of the British Parliament from Tipperary, Ireland. 
They had a son, named John Mitchell Page. 

6. Sophia Perin Page, born about 1841 ; married, 1862, Prof. Nathaniel 

bhaler, of Cambridge, Mass. Two children, viz. : 

(1) Gabriella Shaler. 

(2) Anne Shaler. 

7. Charles Henry Page, Jr. , born about 1845 ; married, 1876, Annie Brown, 

of Oregon. 

8. Lucy Fitzhugh Meade Page ; unmarried. 

VIII. Legh Richmond Page, of Richmond, Va., lawyer, 
third child and eldest son of Rev. Charles Henry Page and Gabriella 
Crawford, his wife ; third child and second son (being the eldest to 
have issue) of William Byrd Page, of Fairtield, Clarke Co., Va., 
and Anne Lee, his wife (who was sister of General Light Horse 
Harry Lee, of Revolutionary fame), eldest surviving son and child 
of Mann Page, of the same place, and Mary Mason Selden, his wife, 
eldest son and child of Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester 
(now Matthews) Co., Va., progenitor of the North End branch of the 
Page family in Virginia, and Jane Byrd, his wife, was born about 
1835. Being the eldest son of the eldest son, etc., in descent from 
Hon. John Page, of North End, he is the representative of that branch 
of the Page family. 

He married, in 1863, Page, daughter of Logan Waller, of 
Richmond, Va. Their children are : 

1. Mary Lee Page, born in Richmond, Va. , about 1864. 

2. Charles Henry Page, eldest son, born at same place, about 1866. 

3. Legh Richmond Page, Jr. , born at same place, about 1868. 

4. Waller Page, ditto, about 1870. 

5. Brooks Page, ditto, abovit 1872. 

6. Gabriella Page, ditto, about 1874. 



IV. Robert Page, of Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va., third 
and last surviving son and child of Hon. Mann Page, of Rosewell, 
Gloucester Co., Va., and Judith Carter, his second wife (b}^ whom 
alone he had surviving male issue), second and only surviving 
child of Hon. Matthew Page, of the same place, and Mary Mann, 
his wife, second son (and onl}- one having male issue) of Col. John 
Page, of England, and Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., pro- 
genitor of the Page family in A^irginia, and Alice Luckin, his wife, 
was born at the second-named place about 1722, and died suddenl}- 
at the first-named place, upon returning from a ride on horseback, 
about the j^ear 17G8, aged 46. He founded the Broadneck House, 
Hanover Co., Va., about 1750. It was destroyed by fire during the 
war of the Revolution, his two sons, Robert and John, being youths 
at that time. 

His son Robert probably rebuilt the house after the war, while 
others of the family removed to Clarke County, Va. 

He married, 20th Januar}^ 1750, at the age of about 28 years, 
Sarah Walker, sister of Clara Walker, who married Allen. The por- 
trait of Clara Walker is said to be at Ciairmont, the Allen residence, 
on James River, Va . The two sisters Walker were co-heiresses and 
daughters of an English gentleman. 

The children of Robert Page and Sarah Walker were: 

1. Mann Page (No. 1), born at Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va. , 20tb October, 

1750 ; died infant. 
3. Robert Page, Jr., eldest survivor, born at tbe same place loth June, 

1752; married, in 1779, Mary Braxton, of Chericoke, King William Co., 

Va. 

3. Mann Page (No. 2). born 1754; died infant. 

4. Judith Page, born 15th October, 1756; married, 1st September, 1774, 

John (?) Waller, who was born 25th July, 1753, and was Clerk of 
Spottsylvania Covmty, 1774-86, member of the House of Delegates, 1791. 
Removed to Enfield, King William Co., Va., the old family residence, 
which Judge Waller purchased from his elder brother. Children : 
(1) Sarah Waller ; married, about 1806. Richard Byrd. 

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BBOADyECK. 141 

(2) Benjamin AValler ; married, about 1814, ]\Iiss Travis. 

(3) Martha H. Waller ; nuurietl, tirst, about IblU, William Montague, 
and, secondly, Joseph H. Travis. 

(4) John Waller ; married, about 1818, Miss Greenhovv. 

(5) Dorothy Waller ; died single. 

.J. Catharine Page, born 7th November, lloH; married, Februar). 1778, 
Benjamin Carter Waller, of Williamsburg, James City Co., Va. , wlio 
was born 24th December, 1757. Justice of York County. 179G, member 
of the House of Delegates, 1798-1800, and afterward Clerk of James 
City Countj', Va. They died many j-ears ago, leaving : 

(1) Martha Waller ; married, first, about 1800, George W. Holmes, 
and, secondly, Lawrence ^leuse. 

(2) Benjamin C. Waller ; married Hattie Catlett. 

(3) William Waller ; married Mary Berkely Griffin. Their granddaugh- 
ter, Mary Stuart Waller, married Louis G. Young, of Charleston, 
S. C. 

(4) Dr. Robert Page Waller : married, first, about 1815, Eliza C. Grif- 
fin, and, secondly, Julia W. Mercer. 

6. John Page, born at Broadneck, Hanover Co. , Va. . 29th January, 1760 ; 

removed to Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va. He married, in 1784, Maria 
H. Byrd. 

7. Matthew Page, born at Broadneck, 4tli March, 17(52 ; removed to Anne- 

field, Clarke Co., Va. He married, about 1787, Anne, daughter of 
Ricliard K. Meade and sister of Bishop William Meade, of Virginia. 
Children : 

(1) Sally Page, married, about 1808, Rev. Charles W. Andrews, of 
Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co., W. Va. 

(2) Mary Frances Page ; married, about 1810, John Byrd. She died 
leaving one child, who married Rev. J. R. Jones, of Clarke County, 
Va. 

8. Walker Page; born 1764: died unmarried. / 

9. Sarah Walker Page, youngest, born at Broadneck, 16th February, 1766 ; 

married, in 1788, Hon. Robert Page, of Janeville, Clarke Co., Va. 
(See North End. ) 

V. Robert Page, Jr., of Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va., 
second and eldest surviving son and child of Robert Page, of same 
place, and Sarah Walker, his wife, was born there loth June, 1752, 
and died there, aged 42, in 1794. 

As alread}^ stated, he probably rebuilt the Broadneck House, 
which had been destroyed by fire during the Revolutionary war, he 
being a youth at that time. His son. Walker Y. Page, is recorded 
as an alumnus in the catalogue of the College of William and Mary, at 
Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., for the year 1810. He is there 



142 PAGE FAMILY. 

mentioned as the "son of Robert Page, of Broadneck, Hanover Co., 
Va." 

He married, in 1779, Marj% daughter of Carter Braxton, of 
Chericoke, King William Co., Va., and their children were as 
follows : 

1. Robert Page, eldest, born about 1780 ; died single. 

2. Carter Braxton Page, born about 1783 ; married, about 1807, Eliza 

Nicholson. No issue. 

3. Sally W. Page, born about 1784; married, about 1804, Humphrey Brooke, 

of Spottsylvania County, Va. Children : 

(1) Mary Brooke ; married, about 1825, IMi-. Helm, and died, leaving 
many children. 

(2) Elizabeth (called Betsey) Brooke ; married Thomas Blackburn, of 
Clarke County, Va. , and died, leaving children. 

(3) Anne Brooke ; married, about 1830, Oliver A. Shaw, of Louisiana, 
and died, leaving Johanna, Eliza, Oliver, Herbert, Sally, Stephen, 
and Judith ; all of whom removed to California. 

(4) Robert Brooke ; married, about 1838, Eliza Smith, and had one 
child, viz. , Robert Carter Brooke. 

(5) Sarah W. Brooke ; married Samuel Williamson. 

(6) Hon. Walker Brooke, United States Senator from Mississippi, 
1852-53 ; died at Vicksburg, Miss. , 1870. He married Miss Eskridge. 

4. John W. Page, third son and eldest having issue, was born at Broad- 

neck, Hanover Co., Va. , 1786, and removed to Clarke County, Va. 
He married, first, 1812, Jane Byrd Page, of Janeville, same county, 
and had issue. He married, secondly, in 1833, Emily Smith, of Win- 
chester, Frederick Co., Va. No issue. 

5. Judith Robinson Page, born about 1788 ; died unmarried. 

6. Walker Y. Page, born about 1790, and mentioned in the catalogue of 

William and Mary College for 1810 as " son of Robert Page, of Broad- 
neck, Hanover Co. , Va. ; " died unmarried. 

7. Mattie Page, born about 1792; died unmarried. 

8. Catherine Page, born about 1794 ; died unmarried. 

V. John Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va., second son and 
child of Robert Page, of Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va., and Sarah 
Walker, his wife, was born at the last-named place 29th June, 1760. 
He died 17th September, 1838, aged 78. 

He hiarried, in 1784, Maria Horsemander, daughter of Col. 
William E. Bj^rd, of Westover, on James River, Charles City Co., 
Va. She was probably the niece of Jane Bj-rd, of that place, who 
married, 1746, Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester (now 



BROADNECK. 143 

Matthews) Co., Va. The children of John Page and Maria H. Byrd 
were as follows : 

1. Nanc}- Page, born about 1786 ; died infant. 

3. Mary W. Page, born about 1788 ; married, 1816, Benjamin Harrison, of 
Berkeley (Harrison's Landing), Cliarles City Co., Va., and died in 
Richmond, 1865, aged 77. She was buried at Pagebrook, Clarke Co., 
Va. Children : 

(1) Lucy Harrison ; unmarried ; resided in Clarke Couutj', Va. 

(2) Heniy Harrison ; married, about 1845, Fannie Tab Burwell, daugh- 
ter of George H. Burwell, of Carter Hall, Clarke Co. , Va. , and had 
(a) Henry, married Margaret, daughter of Dr. William Byrd Page, 
of Philadelphia, Pa. ; (6) Maria, married Dr. Philip Burwell ; (c) 
George B. , and (d) Agnes. 

(3) Benjamin Harrison, Jr. ; married, 1858, Mattie, daughter of Dr. 
Matthew Page, of Clarke County, Va. , and Polly Randolph, liis 
wife, and had (o) Dr. Benjamin Harrison ; (h) Mary Cary, mar- 
ried Archie Bevan, of England ; and (c) Gwynn P. Dr. Matthew 
Page was the eldest son of Gwj-nn Page, of Kentucky, who was the 
fourth child of Mann Page, of Rosewell, and Anne Corbin Tayloe, 
his second wife. (See Rosewell.) 

(4) Maria Harrison ; died single. 

(5) Evelyn Harrison, ditto. 

3. William Byrd Page, eldest son ; bom about 1790 ; married, first, about 

1813, Evelyn Byrd Nelson ; and, secondly, Eliza M. Atkinson. 

4. Sarah W. Page, born about 1792 ; married, in 1815, Major Thomas I\I. 

Nelson, of Mecklenburg Countj', Va. , who was a grandson of Secretarj^ 
Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown. Va. She died 1835, aged about 43. 
(See Nelson. ) 

5. Dr. Robert Powell Page, bom 11th Januaiy, 1794; married, first, about 

1819, Mary Francis ; and, secondlj-, about 1839, Susan G. Randolph. 

6. Judge John E. Page, born 11th March, 1796; married, 1823, Emily 

McGuire. 

7. Abby B. Page, bom August, 1798; man-ied, about 1816, Jolin Hopkins, 

of Winchester, Frederick Co. , Va. , whom she sm-vived. Their children 
were : 

(1) William E. Hopkins, Commodore United States Navy ; resides in 
San Francisco, Cal. 

(2) John Page Hopkins, Jr. ; died unmarried. 

(3) Dr. St. George Hopkins ; married, first, about 1859, Miss Brown, 
of Philadelphia, and had one child— a daughter. He married, 
secondly, about 1868, Miss Cunningham, of Baltimore, Md., and 
has three children. He removed, with his family, to California. 

8. Dr. Matthew Page, youngest; born at Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va. , 1801 ; 

removed to Edeuton, Chowan Co. , N. C. He married, first, 1829, Mary 



144 PAGE FAMILY. 

Matilda, daughter of Josiah CoUius, of the last-named place. Shie died, 
leaving no surviving issue. He married, secondly, in 1848, Henrietta 
Elizabeth Collins, sister of his first wife, and had one surviving child, 
viz. : 

(1) Herbert Henry Page ; born 15th November, 1851; married, 1876, 
Mary Louise, daughter of Dr. John Herbert Claiborn, of Petersburg, 
Va. They had several children, viz. : (o) Herbert Claiborn, born 
17th September, 1877 ; (5) Byrd Alston, born 30th July, 1879 ; (c) 
Weldon Bathurst, born 11th November, 1880 ; and perhaps others. 

VI. John White Page, of White Hall, Clarke Co., Va., 
fourth child and third son (being the eldest to have issue) of Robert 
Page, Jr., of Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va., and Mary Braxton, his 
wife, second and eldest surviving child and son of Robert Page, of the 
same place, and Sarah Walker, his wife, was born at Broadneck in 
178G, and died in Winchester, Frederick Co., Va., 19th October, 
1861, aged 75. His name appears in the catalogue of William and 
Mary College as an alumnus for 1807. 

He married, first, in 1813, Jane Byrd, eldest child of Hon. 
Robert Page, of Janeville, Clarke Co., Va., and Sarah W. Page, 
his wife. (See North End.) The latter was, as we have seen, the 
youngest child of Robert Page, of Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va., 
and Sarah Walker, his wife. Mrs. Jane Byrd Page Page died in 
Winchester, Va., 27th March, 1830, aged 38. Their children were: 

1. Robert Matthew Page, eldest, born 14th May, 1814 ; died unmarried in 

Texas, in 1839. 

2. Walker Yates Page, second son, and eldest having issue, was born at 

Janeville, Clarke Co. , Va. , 16th December, 1816 ; removed to Frederick 
City, Md. , and married, 1st June, 1858, Nannie C. Tyler, by whom he 
had issue. 

3. Sally Page, born 7th August, 1818 : died November 27th, 1872 ; married, 

5th November, 1839, Thomas Page, of Locust Grove, Cumberland Co. , 
Va. (See North End. ) 

4. Nathaniel B. Page, born 1820 ; married, 15th November, 1848, Mary 

Anna Richardson. No issue. He died in Washington, D. C. , 27th 
July, 1853, aged 33. 

5. Mary B. Page, born 16th August, 1821 ; unmarried ; removed to Balti- 

more, Md. 

6. Jane Byrd Page, born 23d May, 1823 ; died 27th February, 1855, aged 

32. She married, 10th August, 1847, Rev. James Chi.sholni. who died 
in Portsmouth, Va. , in 1854, during the yellow fever epidemic. He 
left two sons, viz. : 



BROADNECK. 145 

^1) William B. Chisholm, born 20tli September, 1S48, editor of the 
Auburn (N. Y.) hidependent. Married, iu 1873, Jeaunie Johnston, 
and had one son. 

(2) John W. Chisliolni, died infant. 

7. John Wliite Page, Jr., born 9th November, 1824, at White Hall, Clarke 

Co., Va. ; removed to Petersville, Frederick Co., Md. , and married, 
14th November, 1855, Ellen, daughter of Dr. George W. West, of the 
same county, ^laryland. ChiUlren : 

(1) Judith Robinstm Page, born 8th June, 1857. 

(2) George W^est Page, born 31st January, 1860. Removed to Nevp 
York. 

(3) William C. Page, born 28th April, 1862. Removed to New York. 
Married, 28th November, 1885, Rosalie B. Williams, of Baltimore. 

(4) Ellen West Page, born 3d March, 1866. 

(5) Eliza Byrd Page, born 18th ]May, 1809. 

(6) Jane Byrd Page, born 17th March, 1874. 

8. Judith Robinson Page, born 7th March, 1826 ; died unmarried, 4th Sep- 

tember, 1856, aged 30 years. 

9. Carter Braxton Page, youngest, born at Wliite Hall, Clarke Co., Va., 

18th June, 1829; removed to Bladensburg, Prince George Co., Md., 
where he died 28th April, 1881, aged 52 years. He married, first, in 
i853, Emily, daughter of Dr. William Armistead, of Fluvanna County, 
Va., by whom he had five children, only one of whom survived, viz., 
Robert Matthew Page, born 1858. He married, secondly, 1st Novem- 
ber, 1867, Evelina, daughter of William Gray, of Caroline County, Va. 
No issue. 

John W. Page, of White Hall, Clarke Co., Va., married, 
secondly, in Februaiy, 1833, Emily, daughter of Gen. Edward 
Smith, of Winchester, Frederick Co. , Va., by whom he had no issue. 

VI. William Byrd Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va., 
eldest son and child of John Page, of the same place, and Maria H. 
Byrd, his wife, was born there about 1790, and died 1st September, 
1828, aged about 38 years. After his death, his younger brother, 
Judge John E. Page, resided at Pagebrook. 

He married, first, about 1813, at Westover, on James River, 
Charles City Co., Va., Eveljm Byrd, daughter of Judge William 
Nelson (a younger brother of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, 
Va. ) and Abby Byrd, his wife. Their children were as follows : 

1. Anne Willing Page, born about 1814 ; married, in 1835, Thomas Carter, 
of Annefield, Clarke Co., Va., who formerly lived in King William 
County, Va. She was his second wife. Children : 
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146 PAGE FAMILY. 

(1) Dr. Charles Shirley Carter, of Baltimore, Md. ; married Miss 
Swanu, of that city. 

(2) Captain William Page Carter, of Clarke County, Va. ; married 
Lucy, daughter of Dr. Robert Powell Page, of the same county, 
and Susan G. Randolph, his second wife. 

They are half brothers of Col. Thomas H. Carter, of Pampatike, 
Manquiu P. O. , King William Co. , Va. 

2. Dr. William Byrd Page, eldest son, born about 1817; removed to Phila- 

delpliia, Pa. He married, about 1840, Celestine, daughter of Samuel 
Davis, of Louisiana. Children: (1) S. Davis Page, Comptroller of the 
city of Philadelphia and the father of (a) Howard ; (6) Ethel ; and 
(e) William Byrd, the champion high jumper of the world '; (2) Mar- 
garet, married Henry Harrison and had issue as already stated. 

3. John Page, of Longwood, Clarke Co., Va. , born about 1820. He mar- 

ried, about 1845, Lucy Mann Burwell, daughter of George H. Burwell, 
of Cai'ter Hall, same county, the sister of Mrs. Henry Harrison. Chil- 
dren : (1) Evelyn ; (2) Celestine. 

William Byrd Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va., married, 
secondly, about 1822, Eliza Mayo, daughter of Robert Atkinson, of 
Mansfield, near Petersburg, Dinwiddle Co., Va., and had children as 
follows : 

1. Evelyn Byrd Page, born about 1823 ; married, about 1841, Richard Henry 

Lee, of Grafton, Clarke Co., Va. Children : (1) Rev. William Lee; (2) 
Richard Henry Lee, Jr. ; (3) Mary Lee ; (4) Charles Lee. 

2. Mary Page, born about 1825 ; married, about 1842, William Norborn, 

son of Major Thomas M. Nelson, of Mecklenburg County, Va. , who 
was a grandson of Secretary Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. (See 
Secretary Nelson.) 

VI. Dr. Robert Powell Page, of Briars, Clarke Co., Va., 
fourth child and second son of John Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke Co., 
Va., and Maria H. Byrd, his wife, was born at the last-named place, 
11th January, 1794, and died at the first-named place in March, 
1849, aged 55 years. He was buried at Pagebrook. 

It is probable that the portrait in the house of Mrs. Abby Byrd 
Page Hopkins, at Winchester, Frederick Co., Va., is his likeness — 
according to a letter written by his brother, the late Judge John 
E. Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va. He married, first, about 
1819, Mary, daughter of Thomas Willing Francis, of Philadeli3hia, 
Pa. Their children were as follows : 



BROADNECK. 147 

1. Maria B. Page, boru about 1820; inaiiied, about 1840, Mayhew Waiu- 

wright, of New York City, and had lour children, viz. : 

(1) Elizabeth (called Lizzie) Wainwright ; married, about 1875, Dr. 

John Page Burwell, of Clarke County, Va. , and died, 1883, without 

issue. 
(3) Mayhew Wainwright, Jr., Lieutenant United States Navj-, killed 

by pirates on the Pacific coast. 

(3) Robert Wainwright, Lieutenant of Cavalry, United States Army. - 

(4) Maria Wainwright, boru about 1855; married, first, about 1873, 
Henry Slaughter, of New York City, and had two children, and, 
secondly, jNIr. James. She was an actress — her noni-de-thedtre 
being Fannie Louise Buckingham. 

2. Dora W. Page, born about 1822 : married, about 1842, Nathaniel Bur- 

well, of Clarke County, Va. Children ; (1) Dr. John P. Burwell ; (2) 
Dr. William P. Burwell ; (3) Susie, married Archie Randolph and has 
issue; and (4) Mary Willing Page, single. 

3. Nancy F. Page, born about 1824 ; married, about 1844, Joseph Pleasants, 

of Philadelphia, Pa. N»)w resides in Europe. 

Dr. Robert Powell Page, of Briars, Clarke Co., Va., married, 
secondh', about 18;>iT^ Susan Grymes, daughter of Archie Randolph, 
of the same count}', and Susan Burwell, of Carter Hall, same 
county, his wife. Archie Randolph was the eldest son of Thomas 
Isham Randolph, of Dungeness, Goochland Co., Va. (See Ran- 
dolph.) The children by the second marriage were: 

1. Elizabeth B. Page, born about 1838; died, unmarried, at Cobham Park, 

Albemarle Co., Va. , during the summer of 1863, aged about 25 years. 

2. Mary Francis Page, born about 1840 ; married, in 1867, John Esten 

Cooke, autlior, of Clarke Countj', Va. She died in 1878, leaving three 
children: (1) Susie Randolph, born llth July, 1868; (2) Edmund Pen- 
dleton, born 18th May, 1870 ; (3) Robert Powell Page, born 12th Octo- 
ber, 1874. Their father, John Esten Cooke, died 27th September, 1886, 
at Briars. 

3. Lucy B. Page, born in 1842 ; married, in 1867, Captain William P. 

Carter, of Clarke County, Va. 

4. Robert Powell Page, Jr., of Saratoga, Clarke Co., Va., born about 1846. 

He married, about 1870, Agnes, daughter of George H. Burwell, of 
Carter Hall, same county, and Agnes Atkinson, his wife. Children : 
(1) Agnes; (2) Mary; (3) Robert P. ; (4;) George; (5) Nathaniel B. 

VI. Judge John E. Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va., 
fifth child and third son of John Page, of same place, and Maria H. 
Byrd, his wife, was born there llth March, 1796, and died there 4th 



148 PAGE FAMILY. 

March, 1881, aged 84 years. He resided at Pagebrook after the 
death of his brother, William Byrd Page, in 1828. 

He was Circuit Court Judge for the counties of Clarke and Warren, Vir- 
ginia, up to the time of his death. In 1863 he brought his family to Albe- 
marle County, Va., and resided, for about a year, at Cobham Park, the resi- 
dence of William C. Rives, Esq. , of Newport, R. I. The four children of Dr. 
Robert Powell Page, by the second wife, were with him. It was during this 
time that three of them died. 

Judge John E. Page married, in 1823, Emily, daughter of Col. 
William H. McGuire, of Harper's Ferry, Loudon Co., Va., who 
was an officer of much distinction in the United States Army, Their 
children, as far as known, were as follows : 

1. John Y. Page, eldest survivor, two having died infants, born in Clarke 

County, Va. , 24th July, 1837; removed to Ferguson, St. Louis Co., 
Mo. , where he practised law ; married, about 1859, Lizzie Wash. 

2. Mary M. Page, born April, 1829, unmarried. 

3. Emma Page, born at Pagebrook, August, 1833 ; married, in 1853, Philip 

Nelson, of Nelson, Nelson Co. , Va. , and was his first wife. She died 
in October, 1860, leaving two children — William and Emily. (See 
Nelson.) 

4. Anne W. Page (called Nannie) , born at Pagebrook, Clarke Co. , Va. , 

November, 1835; married, in 1864, Dr. William Douglas Meriwether, 
of Kinloch, Albemarle Co. , Va. (See Nelson. ) She died at Culpepper, 
Va. , in 1875, leaving one child, viz. , Evelyn Page Meriwether. 

5. Dr. Robert P. Page, born at Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va. , 12th March, 

1838 ; removed to Berryville, same county, and married, about 1864, 
Martha Turner (called Mattie), daughter of William Hardee, of Peters- 
bin-g. Dinwiddle Co., Va. Children: William Hardee, drowned in 
Georgia, June, 1883, Evelyn Byrd, John Evelyn, Bettie, and Edward 
Douglas. 

6. Jane McGuire Page, born March, 1840, unmarried. 

7. Evelyn Byrd Page, born February, 1842 ; died single, August, 1863, at 

Cobham Park, Albemarle Co., Va. , aged 21 years. She was buried in 
the old Nelson cemetery, at Belvoir, same county, Va. 

8. Edward Charles Page, born 1844 ; died infant, 1848. 

9. William Byrd Page, born 17th July, 1848 ; died March, 1864, at Kinloch 

(the residence of Dr. Meriwether) , Albemarle Co. , Va. , and was buried 
in the Nelson cemetery, at Belvoir, with his sister. 

VII. Walker Yates Page, of Frederick City, Frederick 
Co., Md., eldest surviving son and second child of John W. Page, of 



BROADNECK. 149 

White Hall, Clarke Co., Va., and Jane Byrd Page, his first wife; 
fourth child and third son (being the eldest to have issue) of Robert 
Page, Jr., of Broadneck, Hanover Co., Va., and Mary Braxton, his 
wife, eldest son and child of Robert Page, of the same place, pro- 
genitor of the Broadneck branch of the Page famil}- in Virginia, and 
Sarah Walker, his wife, was born at the second-named place lOtli 
December, ISIG. He removed to Frederick City, Frederick Co., Md. 
Being the eldest son of the eldest son, etc., in descent from Robert 
Page, of Broadneck, he is the representative of that branch of the 
famil3\ 

He married, 1st June, 1858, Nannie C, daughter of Dr. Will- 
iam Tyler, of Frederick City, Md. Their children (two having 
died infants) are as follows : 

1. Mary Addison Pago, born in May. 1859 : married, 1879, "William Stiles, 

of Baltimore, and had issue. 

2. Nannie Walker Page, born Juh', 1864; died single. 

3. William Tyler Page, only surviving son, born 8tb October, 1868 ; resides 

in Baltimore. 



PAET II. 

NELSON FAMILY. 




(From a water-color copy by C. H. Sherman. New York. 1883, from the original portrait by 

unlvDown artist.) 

HON. WILLIAM NELSON, OF YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA, 

President of the Dominion of Virginia. 

Died 19th November, 1772, aged 61. 




NELSON COAT-OF-ARMS. 



I. Thomas Nelson, of York- 
town, York Co., Va., progenitor 
of the Nelson Family in that State, 
was the son of Hugh Nelson, of 
Penrith^ County of Cumberland, 
England, and Sarah, liis wife, and 
was born at the last-named place 
20th February, 1677. He emi- 
grated to the Colony of Virginia 
about the year 1700, and became 
the progenitor of the Nelson Fam- 
ily in Virginia. 

He died at Yorktown, Va., 
7th October, 1745, aged 68 years, 
and was buried in the Episcopal 
churchyard there. He was popularh^ known as Scotch Tom, from 
the fact that his parents were from the North of England, near Scot- 
land. Above is given an exact copy of the coat-of-arms found on 
his tombstone at Yorktown, Va. The engraving is made from a 
drawing copied from the original tombstone at Yorktown, Va., 
May, 1883, by C. H. Sherman, of New York City. 

The correct tinctures of this coat-of-arms are not known, as none 
are represented on the tombstone. In outline the arms are identical 
with those of Nelson, of Yorkshire, England, and this fact is sug- 
gestive of the origin of tlie names of Yorktown and York County, 
Va. The following is probably a correct description of Scotch Tom 
Nelson's coat-of-arms: 

Arms. — Per pale argent and sable, a cheveron between three fleurs-de-lis 
couuterchanged. 

Crest. — A fleur-de-lis per pale argent and sable. 

No motto is mentioned on the tombstone, but, in the United 

States of America, one of Lord Nelson's might,,without impropriety, 

be adopted, viz. : " Palmam qui meruit ferat." 

155 



156 NELSON FAMILY. 

The following is an exact copy of the inscription found on the 
tombstone of Scotch Tom Nelson, at Yorktown, York Co., Va. : 

Hie jacet 
Sjje certa resurgendi in Cliristo 

Thomas Nelson, Geuerosus 

Filius Hugonis et Sarise Nelson 

de Penrith in Comitatu Cumbiiae 

Natus 20'"" die Februarii Anno Domini 16TT 

Vitae bene gestae finem implevit 

T"" die Octobris 1745. ^tatis suae 68. 

The translation of the above inscription is as follows: "Here lieth, in the 
certain hope of being raised up in Christ, Thomas Nelson, Gentleman. Son of 
Hugh and Sarah Nelson, of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland. Born on 
the 20th day of February, in the year of our Lord, 1677. He completed a well- 
spent life on the 7th day of October, 1745. Aged 68. " 

His only portrait, a very fine one, was destroyed by fire, in Richmond, 
Va., in 1864. 

According to Bishop Meade, Ojo. cit. , Vol. I. , p. 205, he founded Yorktown 
in 1705. "A few venerable relics of the past, "says Bishop Meade, "are all 
that may now be seen. The old York House is the most memorable. The 
corner-stone of it was laid by old President Nelson, when an infant, as it was 
designed for him. He was held by his nurse, and the brick laid in his apron 
and passed through his little hands. " That statement is evidently erroneous, 
since the present Nelson House, at Yorktown, Va. , was founded at a later date, 
by Pi-esident Nelson, who Avas born in 1711. 

The following is probably the correct account of the Nelson houses at 
Yorktown, Va. : 

First. Thomas Nelson, known as Scotch Tom, founded Yorktown, Va., 
about 1705, and, as any other emigrant would do, he built a wooden house 
first. Second. He built, about 1715, the first brick house. All traces of this 
house have disappeared. It was situated not far from the present Nelson 
House, in a northwesterly direction from the latter, and on the opposite side 
of the road that runs in front of it. This house was afterward occupied by 
Col. Hugh Nelson, grandson of Scotch Tom. A portion cf the wall was stand- 
ing about 1840, with multifiora roses growing over it. Third. Scotch Tom, 
about 1725, built another brick house for Secretary Thomas Nelson, his youag- 
est son and third child. This stood several hundred yards from the present 
Nelson House, in a southeasterly direction from the latter. Being much 
nearer the lines during the siege of Yoi-k, October, 1781, it was so bombarded 
that it was never repaired. Not a vestige of it now remains. Secretary 
Thomas Nelson was in this house when the siege commenced. During the 
bombardment his butler was killed while serving dinner, waiter in hand. 
Then Secretary Nelson left the house under a flag of tru<:"e, and was escorted 
into the American lines by his three sons, who were officers under Washington. 



YORKTOWX. 



157 



Fourth. The present Nelson brick liouse, wliich was occupied by Lord Coruwallis 
as headquarters of the Britisli Army, during the siege, October, 17H1, was built 
as late as 1740-41, by President William Nelson, for his eldest son, Thomas, 
afterward signer of the Declaration of Independence, (Jovernor t)f \'irginia, 
and Major-General in the American Army. Governor Nelson was an infant 
in 1740-41, having been born :2(3th December, 178b, and it was through his 
little hands that the first brick was made to pass when the present Nelson 
House was founded. For a pictme of this house see Bi^ihop Meade, oj). cit., 
Vol. I., p. 204; Scribner's Alonthhj Illustrated Magazine (The Centui-y), Octo- 
ber, 1881, p. 803; and the Magazine of American History, A. S. Barnes & Co., 
July, 1881. p. 47. 

The old Custom-House at Yorktown, Va. , was doubtless built about 1715, 
the same year as the first Nelson brick house — or even before it. In either case it 




Old Cxjstom-House, Yorktown, Va. 



would be the oldest brick house in that section of the country, as it is the 
oldest and first Custom-House in the United States of America. It escaped 
serious injury during the bombardment, in October, 1781. 

The following is copied from a letter to Dr. R. C. M. Page, of New York 
City, from Col. William Nelson, of Oakland, Hanover Co., Va. , under date of 
April 3d, 1883 : 



158 NELSON FAMILY. 

"I learned in my young days from my father and mother that the present 
Nelson House at Yorktown, Va. (the same, by the way, in which I was born) , 
was built about the year 1740-41, by President William Nelson for his eldest 
son. Governor Thomas Nelson— then an infant in his nurse's arms— and the 
first brick was made to pass through his little hands. This occurred a few 
years before the death of his grandfather, Scotch Tom, who died 7th October, 
1745. Bishop Meade was certainly inaccurate in his statement of the building 
of that house. As regards your account of the other Nelson houses at York- 
town, Va. , I think that it is as nearly accurate as you can get it at this late 
day. 

" Gov. Thomas Nelson died 4th January, 1789, at one of his farms in Han- 
over County, Va. , and his body was carried down to York and buried in the 
old churchyard, immediately at the foot of his father's tomb ; so that grand- 
father, father, and son (Scotch Tom, President Nelson, and Governor Nelson) 
were buried in a continuous line, the head of the second near the foot of the 
first, and the head of the third near the foot of the second. 

" I make this statement that you may ijut it on record, so that it may be 
known by those who desire it." 

In regard to the parents of Col. William Nelson, author of the foregoing 
letter, it may be stated that his mother was Judith, eleventh and youngest 
child and fifth daughter of Gov. Thomas Nelson, and that Col. William Nelson's 
father was Thomas, eldest son and third child of Col. Hugh Nelson, of York- 
town, Va. The place was formerly called York simply ; only after the Revo- 
lution was it called Yorktown. 

Thomas Nelson, the first of his family in Virginia, and known 
as Scotch Tom, married first, about 1710, Margaret Reid, and their 
children were as follows : 

1. William Nelson, eldest, born at Yorktown, York Co., Va. , in 1711; 

died there 19th November, 1773, aged 61. He was known as President 
Nelson. Married, Febrviary, 1738, Elizabeth (called Betty) Burwell. 

2. Mary Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , about 1713 ; married, about 1783, 

Col. Edmund Berkeley, of Barnelms, Middlesex Co. , Va. Children : 

(1) Edmvmd Berkeley, Jr., of same place, married, first, Mary Judith 
Randolph, of Tuckahoe, and, secondlj', Mary Burwell. 

(2) Nelson Berkeley, of Airwell, Hanover Co. , Va. , married Elizabeth 
Wormeley Carter, granddaughter of Hon. Robert (King) Carter, 
and had issue. 

(3) Mary (called Molly) Berkeley, married Dr. Corbin Grifiin, and had 
one child, viz. , Major Griffin. 

(4) Sally Berkeley, single. 

(5) Lucy Berkeley, single. 

3. Thomas Nelson, youngest, born at Yorktown, Va. , about 1716 ; died 



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there, in 1783, aged 66. He was known as Secretary Nelson 
lied, about. 1745, Lucy Armistead. 



inar- 



Thomas Nelson, known as Scotch Tom, married, secondh', about 
1721, Fanny fionston, the widow Tucker, of Bermuda Islands, b}' 
whom he had one child, viz. : 

Sally Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va., about 1723 ; married, about 1743, 
Col. Robin Burwell, of Isle-of- Wight County, Va. He was a brother 
of Elizabeth (called Betty) Burwell, wife of President William Nelson. 
The children of Col. Burwell and Sally Nelson, his wife, were : 
(1) Nathaniel Burwell, of Lancaster County, Va. , married Miss 

Wormeley. of ^liddlesex County, Va. 
(3) Frances Burwell (called Fannie), first wife of Gov. John Page. 

There were probably other children, but their names are not known. 

As the Nelsons of Virginia are known as descendants of Presi- 
dent Nelson and Secretary Nelson, we will consider each of these 
two branches separately. 




II. William Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., President 
of the Dominion of Virginia, and known as President Nelson, 
eldest son and child of Thomas Nelson, known as Scotch Tom, of 
England and the same place, progenitor of the Nelson Family in 
Virginia, and Margaret Reid, his first wife, was born there in 1711, 
and died there 19th November, 1772, aged 61 years. He was buried 
in the Episcopal churchyard, at Yorktown, Va. 

The following is the inscription copied from his tombstone: 

"Here lies the body of the Honourable William 

Nelson Esquire 

late President of His Majesty's Council in this 

Dominion. In whom the love of man and the love 

of God so restrained and enforced each other 

and so invigorated the mental jaowers in general 

as not only to defend him from the vices and follies 

of his country but also to render it a matter 

of difficult decision in what part of laudable 

conduct he most excelled. Whether in llie tender and 

endearing accomplishments of domestic life 

or in the moi'e active duties of a wider circuit 

As a neighbour, a gentleman or a magistrate 

whether in the graces of hospitalitv', or in the possession 

of piety. Reader if you feel the spirit of that 

excellent ardour which aspires to the felicity 

of conscious virtue animated by those consolations 

and divine admonitions, perform the 

task and expect the distinction of the 

righteous man. 

He died the 19tli of November, Anno Domini 1773. 

Aged 61." 

From the above epitaph it appears that he was President of the Council a 
short time before, or at the time of, his death. He had also been President of 
the Dominion. According to Bishop Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., p. 205, he was 
"called President Nelson, because so often President of the Council, and at one 
time President of the Colony." "His Majesty's Covmcil," in the inscription, 
refers, of course, to the Colonial Council of His Majesty, George II. or George 
III. 

His portrait, three-quarter length, is in the Nelson House, at Yorktown, Va. 

160 



PRESIDENT NELSOX. 161 

President William Xelson manied, in Februaiy, 1738, 
Elizabeth (called Bett}-), only danghter of Nathaniel Burwell, of 
Gloucester Count}-, Va., and Elizabeth Carter, his wife. The lat- 
ter was the second daughter of Robert (King) Carter and Judith 
Armistead, his first wife. The children of President William 
Xelson and Elizabeth (called Bett}') Burwell, his wife, were as 
follows : 

1. Thomas Nelson, eldest, siguer of the Deelaratioii of Amerieau Inde- 

pendence, Governor of Virginia, and Major-General in the American 
Army, born at Yorktown, Va. , 2Gth December, 1738 ; died 4th Januarj% 
1789, aged 'A ; married, 29th July, 1763, Lucy Grymes. 

2. Dr. Nathaniel Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , about 1745; died of pul- 

monary consumption in Bei-niuda Islands ; married, about 1770, Jane, 
eldestdaughter and about third child of Hon. John Page, of North End, 
Gloucester (now Matthews) Co.. Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife. (See 
Page Family, North End.) Their children were : 
(1) Elizabeth (called Betsey) ; married Burwell, of Saratoga, Clax-keCo. , 

Va. Mrs. John Page, of Oakland Hanover Co., Va., was named 

after her. (See Page Family, Rosewell.) 
(3) William Nelson ; died single, 1803, aged 22 years. 

3. Col. Hugh Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va., in 1750; died 13th October, 

1800, aged 50; married, about 1775, Judith, second daughter and about 
the fifth child of Hon. John Page, of North End. She was the sister 
of Jane Page, wife of Dr. Nathaniel Nelson. 

4. Robert Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va., about 1752; removed to Mal- 

vern Hill, near James River, Charles City Co. , Va. He married, first, 
about 1777, Mary, second daughter of Hon. Philip Grym-es, of Middle- 
sex Count}^ Va. , and Mary Randolph, his wife. Mary Grjaiies was 
the sister of Lucy, who married Gov. Thomas Nelson, the eldest son. 
By the first wife, Robert Nelson, of Malvern Hill, had one child, viz., 
Elizabeth (called Betsey) Nelson ; died single. 

He married, secondly, about 1756, Susan, daughter of Speaker John 
Robinson, of the Virginia House of Burgesses. The latter was the 
father of Beverly Robinson, of New York, the loyalist, who married 
Susanna Phillipse. The children of Robert Nelson, by the second 
wnfe, were : 

(1) William Nelson. 

(2) Mary Nelson ; married Prosser. 

(3) Robert Nelson. 

(4) Susan Nelson. 

(5) Dr. Peyton Randolph Nelson. 

(6) Nathaniel Nelson. 

(7) Chiswell Nelson. 

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162 NELSON FAMILY. 

(8) Lucy Nelson. 

(9) Ethelia Nelson. 

(10) Nancy Nelson ; married Moore. 

(11) Roblnette Nelson. 

5. Judge William Nelson, of the District Court, was born at Yorktown, 

Va. , about 1754, and died in 1813, aged about 59, and was buried at 
Yorktown. He was the godfather of his granddaughter, Anne Willing 
Page, the second wife of Thomas Carter, of Annefield, Clarke Co., Va. 
(See Page Family, Broadneck.) He was known as Uncle Judge Billy, 
and Col. W^illiam Nelson, of Oakland, Hanover Co., Va. , was named 
after him. Judge William Nelson married, iirst, about 1779, Miss 
Taliaferro, of James City County, Va. , and had one child, viz., Eliz- 
abeth (called Betsey) Nelson, who married Edwards. 

He married, secondly, Abby, daughter of Col. William E. Byrd, of 
Westover, on James River, Charles City Co. , Va. , and Mary Willing, 
of Philadelphia, Pa. , his wife. , Children : 

(1) Mary Nelson ; married Pickens, of South Carolina. 

(2) Abby Byrd Nelson. 

(3) Evelyn Byrd Nelson ; married, 1813, Willam Byrd Page, of Page- 
brook. Clarke Co., Va. , and was his first wife. (See Page Family, 
Broadneck. ) 

(4) Lucy Nelson ; married Harrison, of Berkeley (Harrison's Landing), 
on James River, Charles City Co. , Va. 

(5) Rosalie Nelson. 

6. Elizaheth Nelson, only daughter of President Nelson, married Captain 

Thompson, of H. M. S. Rix>on, when he came over with Lord Botetourt 
on board. She went back to England with her husband and lived there. 
According to Bishop Meade, o^j. cit., Vol. I., pp. 205, 206, "President Nel- 
son had many daughters, but only one lived beyond the twelfth year. One of 
the sons (name not known) became an idiot from a fall from an upi^er-story 
window, and another was burned to death. These afflictions contributed to 
make Mrs. Nelson a woman of sorrowful spirit. " President Nelson left landed 
estates to each of his five surviving sons. Of these, William and Robert were 
captured by British troopers imder Tarleton, at Castle Hill, the residence of 
Dr. Thomas Walker, Albemarle County, Va. , during the war of the American 
Revolution. 

The following is the will of President William Nelson, copied 
from the records in the Clerk's office at Yorktown, Va. : 

In the name of God, Ameu. I, William Nelson, of the Town and County 
of York in the Colony of Virginia Esquire, being at present indisposed, tho- in 
my perfect senses, do make this my last Will and Testament. My precious 
and immortal soul, whenever it shall please God to call me hence, I most 
humbly resign into the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the merits 
and mediation of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ, to receive a 



PRESIDENT NELSON. 1G3 

full pardon of my great aud manifold sins, and to partake of the joyful resur- 
rection at the last day — My Bod\- I desire may be interred as my Executors 
shall think tit, in a decent but not pompous manner, and as to the worldly 
Estate witli which it hath pleased God to bless me, so much above my desire, 
I dispose of tlie same (my just debts and funeral expenses being first paid) in 
the following manner. I give and bequath unto my dear and well beloved 
wife, Elizabeth Nelson, the sum of live thousand pounds sterling to be paid 
her within one year after my decease. I also givt> t.) my said well beloved 
wife, the sum of Two hundred aud lifty pounds Sterling per annum during her 
natural life — the first payment to be made within one month after my decease. 
I also give to my said well beloved wife, her Watch, all her Jewells, Rings, 
Snuff Boxes Clotlies and other ornaments of which she may be possessed at the 
time of my death. I also give to my well beloved wife, during her natural 
life, my House wherein I now live, with the Lotts and Gardens thereto belong- 
ing, including the Store Garden, but not the Storehouses, also my Stable and 
the Lott whereon it stands, the use of all my Household furniture, Plate, 
Coach, Chariot and Cart with all their Harness, my Town Horses and Town 
Cows, and the use of Ten House Servants, such as slie shall Chuse : all tliese 
things I say I give her tlie use of dining her natural life — I also give to my 
said well beloved wife all the Liquors and Provisions of everj- Kind that shall 
be in the House at the time of my death, aud an}- Mederia Wine and Rum 
imported for the use of my family, which maj- be in my storehouses. I like- 
wise give her all such Family goods and liquors as I may have wrote for. I 
also give to my said wife such new goods as she may Chuse out of my Store 
for herself and the use of my three younger Children to the amount of One 
hundred and fifty pounds Sterling, prime Cost. I further give to mj' dear wife, 
during her natural life, the use and profits of my Plantations in Warwick and 
James City Counties, commonly called Cheesecake Plantation, with the use of 
the Slaves and Stocks of every kind thereto belonging, and after her decease, 
I give and devise the said lands, Slaves and Stocks and every thing else belong- 
ing thereto, to my son Hugh and his heirs forever. I also give to my said dear 
wife, dviring the term of her life, the use of mj' Plantations near Yorktown, 
called Pennys and Tarrapin Point including my meadows with the Slaves, 
horses, Carts and Stocks of everj^ kind thereto belonging with liberty of Cut- 
ting her fire wood ofl; the said lands and also ofl" a Tract called Dowsings. It 
is my will, and I do accordingh' direct that, of the annuity hereby given to 
my dear wife, one himdred pounds Sterling shall be paid yearly by my son 
Thomas out of the residue of my estate given to him, aud seventy five pounds 
sterling shall be paid bj' each of my sons Hugh and Robert yearly out of the 
estates I shall give to them. It is my farther will and desire that my dear 
wife shall be supplyed out of any part of my estate, with such Beef, Pork, 
Wheat and Corn as she shall require annually. After the decease of my dear 
wife, I give to my son Hugh, his heirs and assigns forever the House I now 
live in, the lots and gardens thereto belonging, together with the Store Garden, 
but not the Storehouses, also my Stable and the lott on which it stands, like- 
wise all the furniture of my House, as it may remain at his mother's death. 



164 NELSON FAMILY. 

my Plate excepted ... I do also give to my said son Hugh and his heirs 
forever my Mulatto woman named Aggy with all her Children and future in- 
crease. I give and devise to my sons Thomas and Hugh and their heirs for- 
ever, as tenants in common and not as joint Tenants, my Store Houses in 
Yorktown and at the waterside, having already by deeds, given to my son 
Hugh, all my lauds and Slaves in the Counties of Frederick and Fauquier, 
I only give him a legacy in money of Two Thousand Pounds Sterling. 

I give and devise to my son Robert and his heirs forever, all my lands in 
the County of Albemarle with the Slaves and Stocks of every kind thereto 
belonging, which lands, Slaves and Stocks are now in the possession and occu- 
pation of my son Thomas Nelson, but as I shall, by this Will, give my said 
son Thomas a much larger proportion of my estate, I do hereby order and 
direct that he shall give a Release to his Brother Robert and his heii's forever 
of all that whole Estate in the County of Albemarle upon which condition, he 
is to hold my lands and estate in the County of Hanover. I also give and 
bequath to my said son Robert the sum of Two Thousand |)ounds sterling. I 
give and devise to my two sons, Nathaniel and William and tlieir heirs for- 
ever, all my share and interest in The Dismal Swamp Scheme and, if either of 
them should die before he comes of age, I give and devise the whole to the 
siu'vivor and his heirs forever. I also give and bequath to my said sons. 
Nathaniel and William, to each of them, I say, the sum of five thousand 
pounds sterling. I desire that the Pecuniary Legacy given to my dear wife 
may be first paid, and that the other money Legacies to my Children may be 
Collected and paid according to their Seniority, and that the parts of my 
yoimger sons may be placed out on interest till they respectively come of age. 
After the death of my wife, I give to my son, Thomas, my best silver Cup 
and the rest of my Plate I desire may be divided — two third parts of which 
I give to my son, Thomas, and the other third part to my son, Hugh. I give 
to my son Thomas my Mulatto woman, Hannah with her Children and all her 
future increase, to him and his heirs forever, and after the death of my dear 
wife, I give the Ten House Servants with their Children and future increase 
of which she is to have the use for life, unto my son Hugh and his heirs for- 
ever. I give to my son Thomas, my Virginia Amathyst Seal set in gold, to 
my son Hugh, my gold watch, Cliain and Cornelian seal, to my son Robert 
my gold Stock Buckle, to my son Nathaniel my Sword and Pistols, and co my 
son William I give my best Garnett Sleeve Buttons sett in Gold. I give to my 
dear sister, Mary Berkely, the sum of twenty five pounds sterling per annum 
during her life, to be paid to her by son Thomas out of the residue of my 
estate, and I do hereby remit and release to my said Sister any sum or sums 
of money she may owe me at the time of my death. I give and bequath to 
my Cousin Hephzibah Nelson Twenty Pounds Current Money a year to be paid 
her by my son Thomas, out of the residue of my Estate, during her natural 
life. I give and bequath to the Court of Directors appointed by Act of As- 
sembly to errect and superintend the Public Hospital for the reception of 
Lunatics &c, the sum of One hundred pounds current money to be by them 
applyed towards the farther relief of such Patients as may be sent to the said 



PRESIDENT NELSON. 1()5 

Hospital as they, in their discretion, may think tit, bnt not to the enlargement 
of the Buililing or to any other purpose. 1 give and liequath Fifty Pounds 
current money to the poor of the Parisli of York Hampton to be distributed 
as my Executors shall think proper. I desire that my wearing Apparel of every 
kind may be disposed of in such manner as my dear wife and nij' two eldest 
sons may Chuse. All the rest and residue of my estate of what nature or 
quality soever, whether real or personal in Virginia or elsewhere, I give, devise 
and bequath to my son, Thomas Nelson, to him, his heirs and assigns for ever. 
I appoint my dear Brother, the Hon : Thomas Nelson Esquire, my dear friend 
Robert Carter Nicholas Esq'' and my two sons. Thomas and Hugh, Executors 
of this my Will, and guardians of my younger children during their minority. 
I desire that my Estate may not be appraised, and that my Executors may not 
be obliged to give any security for their performance of the Trust hereby re- 
posed in them. Lastly. I do hereby revoke and annul all former wills by me 
heretofore made, and declare this to be my only true last Will and Testament. 

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal 
this sixth day of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and Seventy two 

[L. S.] W" Nelsox 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the Hon. William Nelson 
Esquire as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us who at his 
request and in his presence do hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses. 

Dudley Digges 
David Jameson 
Lawe Smith, Junr 

At a Court held for York County 

21st day of December 1772. 

This Will was proved according to law by the oaths of Dudley Digges 
David Jameson and Lawrence Smith Jun^ the witnesses thereto, and ordered 
to be recorded, and on the motion of the Hon. Thomas Nelson Esquire, Robert 
Carter Nicholas, Thomas Nelson and Hugh Nelson Esquires, the Executors 
therein named, who made oath thereto as the law directs. Certificate was 
granted them for obtaining a Probat in due form. 

Exam'i 

Teste, Thos. Everard Ct Cur' 

A Copy 

Teste, 

A. F. HUDGIXS. 

Clerk of Y'ork Co. Cts. , Va. 

Virginia, 

Y'oRK County, to wit : 

I, A. F. HUDGINS, Clerk of the County Court of Y'ork County, State of 
Virginia, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last Will 



166 NELSON FAMILY. 

and Testament of William Nelson as the same appears of record and on file in 
my office. 

Witness my hand, and the seal of said Court affixed this the 20th day of 
May, A.D. 1884 in the 108th year of the Commonwealth of Va. 

A. F. HUDGINS, Clerk. 

Virginia : 

I, H. B. Warren, Jvidge of the County Court of York County, State of Va. , 
do certify that A. F. Hudgins, who hath given the foregoing certificate, is 
Clerk of said Court, and that his said attestation is in due form. Given under 
my hand this the 24th day of May, a.d. 1884, in the 108th year of the Com- 
monwealth of Virginia. 

H. B. Warren, Judge. 

III. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Ya., Signer 
OF THE Declaration of American Independence, Governor 
OF THE State of Virginia, and Major General in the Ameri- 
can Army, was born at Yorktown, Va., 2Gth December, 1738. He 
was the eldest son and child of President William Nelson, of the 
same place, and Elizabeth (called Betty) Burwell, his wife; and 
President William Nelson was the eldest son and child of Thomas 
Nelson, known as Scotch Tom, of England and the same place, pro- 
genitor of the Nelson family in Virginia, and Margaret Peid, his 
first wife. 

Governor Nelson died during an attack of asthma, caused by 
exposure during the war of the Revolution, at Mt. Air, Hanover 
Co., Va., on the 4th Januaiy, 1789, aged 51 years. He was buried 
at the foot of President Nelson's grave, at Yorktown, Va., but there 
has never been, as yet, any tombstone placed there to his memory. 

According to Bishop Meade, op. cit., Vol. I., pp. 206, 207, he "was placed 
under the care of Rev. Mr. Yates, of Gloucester Countj'. Va. , afterward Presi- 
dent of William and Mary College, in order to prepare him for an English 
university. At the age of fourteen — sooner than was intended — he was sent 
thither. The circumstance which hastened his going was the following : On 
one Sunday afternoon, as his father was walking on the outskirts of the village 
of Yorktown, he found him at play with some of the little negroes of the place. 
Feeling the evil of such associations, and the difficulty of preventing them, he 
determined to send him at once to England ; and a vessel being ready to sail 
he was despatched the next day to the care of his friends— Mr. Hunt, of Lon- 
don, and Beilby Porteus, then Fellow of Cambridge University, and after- 
wards Bishop of London. He went for some time to the preparatory school of 
Dr. Newcome, at Hackney, and then to the especial care and tutorship of 



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Dr. Porteus. The letters of Mr. Nelson to Mr. Hunt and Dr. Porteus — copies 
of which I have, and the answers to which are acknowledged — evince deep 
anxietj' for the improvement of his son in all things, but especially in morals 
and religion. He is evidently uneasy about the spirited character of his son, 
fearing lest it might lead him astraj', and begs his friends to inform liim if 
his son shows a disposition to idleness and pleasure. In order to avoid the temp- 
tations incident to young men during the vacation — especially such as are far 
away from friends — he requests Dr. Porteus to place him, during those seasons, 
with some eminent scientific agriculturist, and thus prepare him for dealing 
with the soils of America. After seven years he returns home— being delayed 
several months beyond the time he intended, by a circumstance which showed 
the religious character of his father. In a letter to his friend, Mr. Hunt, he 
alludes to the fact that two young Virginians, whose habits he feared were 
not good, were coming over in the ship in which he expected his son, and he 
must request that he be not sent with them ; that lie would rather his coming 
be postponed six months than have them as his companions, though they were 
sons of some of the first families of Virginia, and of those who were on terms 
of intimacy with his. His return was accordingly delayed for some months. 
On his arrival, Mr. Nelson writes to his friends in England, that he is much 
pleased witli the general imjirovement of his son, but regrets to find that he 
has fallen into that bad practice which most of the young Virginians going to 
England adopt, of smoking tobacco — adding emphatically, 'filthy tobacco: ' also 
that 'eating and drinking, though not to inebriety, more than was conducive 
to health and long life. ' Still, he was rejoiced to see him, such as he was, 
with good principles. " 

While young Nelson was on his voyage home from England, he was elected 
a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, although he was at that time 
barely 21 years of age. 

He was one of the members of the First Convention, which met at Will- 
iamsburg, James City Co. , Va. , in 1774, to consider the matter of taxation 
of the colonies in America, by the Home Government in England. He was 
again a member of the Provincial Convention, and in July, 1774, he was 
appointed Colonel of the 2d Virginia Regiment of Infantry. 

He was a member of the Convention which met at Williamsburg, James 
City Co. , Va. , in May, 1776, to frame a constitution for Virginia; and was 
elected to offer the resolution instructing the Virginia delegates in Congress, 
at Philadelphia, Pa., to propose a Declaration of Independence. He signed 
THE Declaration of Independence of 4th July, 1776. In May, 1777, he was 
obliged, by an indisjiosition affecting his head, to resign his seat in Congress ; 
but in the following August, during the alarm occasioned by the entry of the 
British fleet, under Admiral Howe, within the capes of Virginia, he was 
appointed Commander-in-chief of the Virginia State forces; and soon after, 
in response to an appeal from Congress, he raised a troop of cavalry with 
which he repaired to Philadelphia. In June, 1781, he was chosen Governor 
OF THE State of Virginia, a position to which he was recommended by 
Thomas Jefferson, then retiring from office. He participated in the siege of 



168 NELSON FAMILY. 

Yorktown, Va. , October, 1781, as ('ommauder of the Virginia Militia, with 
the rauk of Majou-General in the American Army. His force, about 3,UU() 
strong, was raised and e(iuipped at his own expense, and constituted the second 
or reserve line, and performed fatigue duty during the siege. As it was 
tliought that Lord Coruwallis, Comniauder of the British Army, occupied liis 
house (the present Nelson House) as headquarters, lie ordered it to be bom- 
barded, saying to General Lafayette: "Spare no particle of my propei'ty so 
long as it affords comfort or slielter to the enemies of my covmtiy. " His ser- 
vices, and, as a matter of policy, those also of the militia Mhom he liad col- 
lected, were highly commended in the General Orders of Gen. George Wash- 
ington, tlie American Commander-in-chief, 20th October, 1781, being the day 
after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis with the British Army. His statue 
was one of the six selected to be placed around the Washington Monument, at 
Eichmond, Va. The other five were Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Andrew 
Lewis, John Marshall, and George Mason. 

Governor Nelson built the Offley House, in Hanover County, Va. , during 
the Revolution, in order to send his famih' there to a place of safety. For a 
description of this wretclied little place see mention of Chatellux's account of 
it in Bishop Meade, op. cit.. Vol. I., p. 211 Here it was that the Governor's 
son Robert (afterward of Malvern Hill) used to sing the hymn : 

"Send comfort down from thy right hand 
To cheer us in this barren land,'" etc. 

The old Offley House is probably gone, but the pond — the Offley pond — that 
well-known source of chills and fever for the whole neighborhood, yet remains. 

Governor Nelson had left to him by his father. President Nelson, landed 
property, including the present Nelson House, at Yorktown, Va. , and £40,000 in 
hard cash. As one Virginia shilling was equal to 16| cents of United States 
coin, and twenty shillings made a pound, the value of the latter was about 
three dollars and thirty-three and a third cents. Forty thousand pounds would 
therefore be equal to a little more than one hundred and thirty-three tliousand 
dollars of present United States coin — which was a great deal of money for 
those days. 

Nevertheless, he died poor — having given nearly all he had to the cause of 
liberty. Such nobility of soul and purity of motive form a combination in 
character rarely seen in the history of the world, and no doubt he was con- 
scientious in the matter ; yet how different from Washington ! The latter, 
although he had no large family to support, "magnanimously refused any 
pay for his services, but merely asked Congress to reimburse him for his 
expenses, an accurate account of which he had kept. " It is needless to say 
that Congress promptly paid liim, having the detailed accounts with dates 
specified, to be guided by. Had Governor Nelson kept an accurate account of 
his expenses, no doubt Congress woukl have gladly paid him back also. But 
it appears that he had no account to present to Congress. Consequently his 
family had to be that much poorer. One may, therefore, here see the differ- 
ence between a patriotic man, and a patriotic man who was also wise. 




(From the uri;,'iiial ijui-lrait Uy L'luuuberlin, Luuduu, 1754.) 



GOV. THOMAS NELSON, AT THE AGE OF 16, 

YoRKTowN, York Co., Va. 

Signer of the Declaration of Independence, 4th July, 1776. 



170 NELSON FAMILY. 

The onlj- original portrait of Gov. Thomas Nelson was painted when he 
was a youth of 16 years of age, by Chamberlin, in London, 1754. This por- 
trait, the canvas of which measures about 30x40 inches, formerly hung in the 
parlor, at Oakland, Hanover Co. , Va. , but was removed to Shelly, Gloucester 
Co., same State. It is a good painting, but much abused, having a hole 
in the canvas at the chin. The following is a copy of a letter written by the 
artist that was sent by Anderson, of Richmond, Va. (since removed to New 
York City) , to Shelly, Gloucester Co. , Va. , to photograph the portrait of Gov- 
ernor Nelson there : 

Richmond, Va., March 19th, 1878. 
Friend Brady : Your communication received this morning. The descrip- 
tion of the portrait of Gen. Thomas Nelson, at Shelly, Gloucester Co. , Va. , is 
as follows : 

Age — about 16. 

Hair — light, color of Naples yellow in the light. 

Eyes — blue, medium shade. 

Complexion — ruddy, with plentv of warm color. 

Coat — gray. 

Collar of coat — gray velvet. 

Necktie — white. 

Vest — white in shadow. 

Buttons — brass. 

Ruffle on sleeve — white. 

Hat under arm — black. 

Hoping this may be satisfactorj'. 

Yours respectfully, 

Wm. E. Trahem. 

It is only a half-length portrait, hat under left arm, but the left hand doe» 
not appear. The white rvxffle on the right sleeve and part of the right hand is 
seen, the fingers being concealed from view by the waistcoat, in which the 
right hand partly rests. 

This portrait has been copied for the capitol at Richmond, Va. , where it 
may be seen among the Governors in the State library. There is also a copy 
at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa., in the room where the famous 
Declaration was signed. Since the death of Mrs. Cornelia Griffith it has be- 
come the property of Thomas Nelson Page, the author. 

The family Bible of Governor Thomas Nelson is at present in 
the possession of the Goggin family, in Campbell County, Va. For 
the pm-pose of obtaining a copy of the record contained in that Bible, 
I applied to W. Steptoe Nelson, Esq., of Forest Depot, Bedford Co., 
Va. Mr. Nelson wrote to Mr. Goggin on the subject, and received 
the following reply : 



PRESIDEyT yELSON. 171 

Leesville, Campbell Co. , Va. , ) 
28th Marcli, 1883. ) 

W. Steptoe Nelson, Esq. , Forest Depot. 

Dear Friend and Cousin : Your letter in regard to the Nelson family- 
Bible was received this evening. Enclosed you will find all the information 
in it regarding the Nelson family. The record refers onl3- to Governor Nelson's 
family, and is written on the title leaf between the Old and New Testaments, 
as there is no blank space for family record. Nothing is said of the Pages. 

Affectionately yrs. , S. C. Goggin. 

The following is an exact copy of the record in the family Bible 
of Gov. Thomas Nelson referred to : 

Thomas Nelson and Lucy Giymes were married the 29th July, 1762. 

"William Nelson, born August 9th, 1763. 

Thomas Nelson, born December 27th. 1764. 

Philip Nelson, born March 14th, 1766. 

'Francis Nelson, born June Soth, 1767. 

Hugh Nelson, born Septem'r 3()th, 1768. 

Elizabeth Nelson, bom December 26th, 1770. 

Mary Nelson, born December 19th, 1774. 

Lucy Nelson, born Jan'y 2d, 1777. 

Robert Nelson, born October 14th, 1778. 

Susanna Nelson, born October 3d, 1780. 

Judith Nelson, born May 8th, 1782. 

Gov. Thomas Nelson married, 29th July, 17G2, Lucy, daughter 
of Philip Grymes, of Middlesex County, Va., and Maiy Randolph, 
his wife, who was the daughter of Sir John Randolph, of Williams- 
burg, James City Co., Va., and Susanna Beverly, his wife. 

Gov. Nelson's wife, Lucy Grymes, lived to be eighty years old, 
"leaving," sa3'S Bishop Meade, "twenty dollars to her minister, and 
freedom to her servant,^ the only one she had." She was not buried 
with her husband at Yorktown, but at the east end of Fork Church 
gravej'ard, Hanover County, Va. Their children were as follows : 

• 

1. William Nelson, eldest, born at Yorktown, Va., 9th August, 1763; mar- 

ried, about 1790, Sally Burwell, eldest daughter of Gov. John Page. 

2. Thomas Nelson, Jr., born at Yorktown, Va., 27th December, 1764, second 

son, and eldest to have surviving male issue : married, in 1795, Frances, 
third daughter and seventh child of Gov. John Page. 

3. Philip Nelson, bom at Yorktown, Va., 4th March, 1766; removed to 

Clarke County, Va., and married, 1789, Sarah N. Burwell. 



172 NELSON FAMILY. 

4. Fi-ancis Nelson, born at Yorktovvn, Va. , 2oth June, 1767; removed to 

Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va., and married, about 1792, Lucy, youngest 
daughter of Hon. Jolin Page, of North End, (iloucester (now Matthews) 
Co., Va. 

5. Hon. Hugh Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , 30th September, 1768; re- 

moved to Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va. , and mariied, in 1799, Eliza, 
daughter of Francis Kinloch, of South Carolina. 

6. Elizabeth Nelson, eldest daughter, born at Yorktown, Va., 26th Decem- 

ber, 1770; married, oth June, 1788, Mann Page, of Shelly. Gloucester 
Co., Va. , eldest son of Gov. John Page. (See Page Family, Rosewell.)- 

7. Mary Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va., 19th December, 1774; married, 

about 1792, Robert Carter, of Shirley, on James River, Va., by whom 
she had Hill Carter, and others. 

8. Lucy Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , 2d January, 1777; married, in 1799, 

Major Carter Page, of Willis Fork, Cumberland Co. , Va. , and was his 
second wife. (See Page Family, North End.) 

9. Robert Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , 14th October, 1778; married, 

April, 1803, Judith Carter, youngest daughter and ninth surviving 
child of Gov. John Page by his first wife. (See Page Family, Rose- 
well.) He was called Chancellor Nelson, from having been Chancellor 
of William and Mary College. He died, 1819, at Williamsburg, James 
City Co., Va. , aged about 40. He was professor of law in William 
and Mary College, and was also Equity Judge. He was a Presidential 
Elector in 1813. • They had one surviving child, viz. : 
(1) Lucy Nelson, who married, about 1830, Hugh N. Pendleton, of 
Caroline County, Va. , and was his first wife. She died, leaving 
one child, viz., Julia Pendleton, who married, about 1853, James 
Allen, of Bedford, who died August, 1862, leaving one child, viz., 
Hugh Allen, who is the sole surviving descendant of Chancellor 
Robert Nelson. Julia Pendleton, the wife of James Allen, of Bed- 
ford County, Va. , died 1865. 

10. Susanna (called Susan or Suky) Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , 3d Oc- 
tober, 1780 ; married, in 1806, Francis Page, of Rugswamp, Hanover 
Co., Va. , eighth child and fifth son of Gov. John Page. (See Page 
Family, Rosewell.) 

11. Judith Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , 8th May, 1782; married, 1804, 
Captain Thomas Nelson, of Oakland, Hanover Co. , Va. 

It will be seen that five of the children above mentioned married five of 
Gov. John Page's children ; and two of them married two of the children of 
Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va. Thuf 
of the eleven children of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. , and Lucj 
Grymes, his wife, seven of them married Pages. 

III. Col. Hugh Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., about 
the third son and child of President William Nelson, of the same 



J PRESJBE.\T XELSOX. 173 

I 
place, and Elizabeth (called Betty) Biirwell, his wife, was born there 

in 1T50, and died there od October, 1800, aged 50 years. He mar- 
ried, about 1T75, Judith, about the second daughter and fifth sur- 
viving child of Hon. Jobn Page, of North End, Gloucester (now 
Matthews) Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife. The portrait of 
Judith Page is at Oakland, Hanover Co., Va. Judith Page Walker, 
her granddaughter, of Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va., Avho mar- 
ried Hon. William C. Rives, was named after her. The children of 
Col. Hugh Nelson and Judith Page, his wife, were as follows : 

1. Jane Byrd Nelson, boru at Yorktown, Va., about 17TG ; married, 1798, 

Hon. Francis Walker, of Castle Hill, Albemarle Co. , Va. (Sct^ Walker. ) 

2. Lncv Nelson, boru at Yorktown. about 1778 ; married, 16th ilay, 1798, 

Edmund Pendleton, Jr., of Caroline Couuty, Va. , and was his second 
wife. (See Pendleton.) 
8. Captain Thomas Nelson, eldest son, born at Yorktown, Va. , 1780; re- 
moved to Oakland, Hanover Co., Va. , and married, 1804, Judith, 
yovmgest child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. 

4. Dr. Nathaniel Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , about 1786; removed to 

The Lodge, Hanover Co., Va. , and married, about 1811, Lucy Maun, 
eldest daughter of Mann Page, of Shelly, Gloucester Co., Va. (See 
Rosewell. ) Dr. Nelson first lived at a place called De la Salva, Glou- 
cester Co. , Va. , but the name was changed to Smtgly by some people 
who bought it. Children : 

(1) Elizabeth (called Betsey) Mann Nelson ; married, about 1830, Rev. 
John R. Lee, of the Episcopal Church, and had (a) Mary, died 
aged 18, and (b) Charles D. 

(2) Judith Carter Nelson ; single ; Richmond, Va. 

(3) Thomasia Nelson ; single. 

(4) Judge Hugh Nelson, of Franklin County, Va. ; married Miss Tal- 
iaferro and had several children. 

(5) Nancy Nelson ; married, about 1838, Dr. Binford, of Henry 
County, Va. 

5. Carter Nelson, born about 1788 ; died single. 

6. Frances Edmonia Nelson, born about 1790; died single. She had a talent 

for drawing and was an artist. 

7. Maria Nelson, youngest, born 1794 ; was burned to death in the Rich- 

mond (Va.) Theatre, December 26th, 1811, aged 17. Her body was 
identified by the watch of Hon. Francis Walker, her brother-in-law, of 
Castle Hill, Albemarle Co. , V^a. This watch was foimd on her body 
in a partially fused condition, but w^as easilj' identified. Dr. Robert 
W. Nelson, of Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., Va. , had the watch, and 
a little diamond belonging to it was in possession of Dr. R. C. M. Page, 
of New York. 



174 NELSON FAMILY. 

IV. William Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., eldest 
son and child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of the same place, and Li cy 
Grymes, his wife, eldest son and child of President William Nelst n, 
of the same place, and Elizabeth (called Betty) Burwell, his wife, 
eldest son and child of Thomas Nelson, known as Scotch Tom, of 
England and the same place, progenitor of the Nelson Family in 
Virginia, and Margaret Reid, his wife, was born at Yorktown, Va., 
9th August, 1763. 

He married, about 1790, Sail}" Burwell, eldest daughter and 
fourth child of Gov. John Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., 
and Frances (called Fannie) Burwell, his first wife. (See Page 
Family, Rosewell.) Their children were : 

1. Thomas Nelson, eldest, born at Yorktown, Va. , about 1791; married, 

about 1815, Mary Lewis, the widow Peyton. No issue. She was prob- 
ably the daughter of Warner Lewis, who married a daughter of Col. 
John Chiswell. He died probably young. Rebecca, the only child of 
the widow Peyton, married Edward Marshall, of Fauquier County, Va. 

2. Elizabeth Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va. , about 1793; married, about 

1813, West, of Accomac County, Va. , and had one child, Sarah, who 
married, about 1835, William Parker, of the same county, and had issue. 

3. William Nelson, Jr., second son, and eldest to have issue, was born at 

Yorktown, York Co., Va., 1801. He married, first, in 1827, Mrs. Cath- 
erine Fox and had : 

(1) Lucy Thomas Nelson, married, about 1851, William Howard, of 
York County, Va. , and had issue. 

(2) Sally Burwell Nelson, married, 1854, Felix B. Welton, of More- 
field, Hardy Co. , W. Va. , and had issue. 

(3) Catharine Nelson, single. 

(4) Mary Berkeley Nelson. 

(5) Elizabeth Page Nelson, of New York City. 

William Nelson, Jr. , of Yorktown, Va. , married, secondly, about 1844, 
Mrs. Martha Whiting, who was a Miss Shield, of York County, Va. , 
and had : 

(1) William Nelson, Jr., died 10th September, 1877, at St. Louis, Mo., 
aged 32. He left a widow, but no issue, and this branch became 
extinct. 

(2) Fannie Burwell Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. , married, November, 
1886, Corbiu W. Mercer, 501 West Grace St. . Richmond, Va. He 
is great-grandson of Gen. Hugh Mercer, who was killed at the 
battle of Princeton, N. J. , in the American Revolution. Two chil- 
dren : (a) William Nelson, died infant, and (b) Waller Nelson, 
born 1881. 



PRESIDENT XELSON. 175 

IV. Thomas Nelson, Jr., second son and child of Gov. 
Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., and Lucy Grymes, 
his wife, was born there 2Tth December, 1T04, and married, 1705, 
Frances, third daughter and seventh surviving child of Gov. John 
Page and Frances (called Fannie) Burwell, his first wife. The 
name of his brother William's familj^ having become extinct upon 
the death of William Nelson, Jr., 10th September, 1877, at St. 
Louis, Mo., without issue, the famil}' of Thomas Nelson became 
representative of the family. 

The children of Thomas Nelson and Frances Page, his wife, 
were : 

1. Thomasia Nelson, born about 1796; married, 1821, Bisliop William 

Meade, of the Episcopal Church, Virginia, and was his second wife. 
She was buried in The Fork Church graveyard, Hanover County, Va. 

2. Fannie Nelson, born about 1798 ; died unmarried. 

3. Thomas Nelson, born about 1800 ; died unmarried. 

4. Rev. George Washington Nelson, born about 1805 ; man-ied, about 1835, 

Jane Crease, of Alexandria, Va. , and was her first husband. 

Thomas Nelson died, date unknown, leaving his widow, who 
married, secondly, Dr. Carter Berkeley, of Edgewood, Hanover Co., 
Va. Their children W' ere : 

1. Carter Berkeley ; married a sister of Bishop Mcllvaine, of Ohio, and 

died leaving one child, who married Captain McCauley, United States 
Navy. 

2. Catherine (called Kitty), who man-ied Lucius Minor, of Edgewood, 

Hanover Co. , Va. , and was the mother of Charles L. C. Minor, C. N. 
Berkeley Minor, and others. Mrs. Lewis Willis Minor, 30 Holt St., 
Norfolk, Va. , has copies of the Clere portraits of King Carter, Betty 
Landon, Charles Carter, Anne Byrd, and others. 

IV. Philip Nelson, of Clarke County, Va., third son and 
child of Gov, Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., and 
Lucy Grj-mes, his wife, was born at the last-named place, March 
llrth, 1766, and married, 1789, Sarah N., daughter of Nathaniel 
Burwell, of Isle of Wight County, Va. Sarah was a niece of Gov. 
John Page's first wife. Their children were as follows: 

1. Thomas Nelson, eldest, bom in Clarke County, Va., about 1790; mar- 

ried, 1820, Mildred Nelson, of Belvoir. Albemarle Co. , Va. 

2. Mary Nelson, born about 1792 ; married, about 1812. Bishop William 



176 NELSON FA2IILY. 

Meade, of Virginia, and was his first wife. She was the first cousin 
of Thomasia >s'elson, Jiis second wife. 
8. Dr. William Nelson, born in Clarke Countj', Va. , about 1795, resided 
there. He married, 1834, Nancy Mitchell, of Charleston, S. C. , and 
had : 

(1) Philip Nelson, eldest, born in Clarke County, Va. , about 1835; re- 
moved to Oak Ridge (Mr. Richard Gamble's old place), Albemarle 
Co., Va He married, about 1873, Emily,, daughter of Rev. John 
P. McGuii-e, of Essex Coiintj', Va. She is the sister of Rev. Kin- 
loch Nelson's wife. 

(2) Charlotte Nelson, single. 

(3) Annie Nelson, died single. 

(4) Selma Nelson, single. The two sisters. Charlotte and Selma, re- 
sided with their brother at Oak Ridge. 

IV. Francis Nelson, of Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va., fourth 
son and child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., 
and Lucy Grj'mes, his wife, was born at the last-named place, 25th 
■June, 1TG7, and married, about 1702, Lucy, j^oungest surviving and 
fifteenth child of Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester (now 
Matthews) Co., Va., and Jane Byrd, his wife. 

Their children were as follows : 

1. Tiionias Nelson, eldest, born about 1703 : died single. 

2. Mann Nelson, born about 1795; married, first, about 1820, Amelia Wash- 

ington, and, second, Lydia Kouustar. 

3. Svisan Nelson, born about 1796; died single. 

4. Jane Nelson, born about 1798; married, in 1819, John Page, of North 

End, Clarke Co. , Va. , and was his first wife. (See Page Family, North 
End.) 

5. Lucy Nelson, born about 1799 ; died single. 

C. Judith Nelson, born about 1801 ; married, 1819, Mann Page, of Green- 
land, Gloucester Co., Va. , and was his first wife. (See Page Family, 
Rose well.) 

7. Sally Page NelsQn, born 10th December, 1801 ; married, 21st January, 
1841, Dr. Samuel Scollay, of Smithfield, Jefferson Co., W. Va. , and 
was his second wife. Children : 

(1) Francis Nelson Scollay, born 1841, died infant. 

(2) Harriet Lowndes Scollay, born 11th May, 1843; married Dr. Mason 
Evans, of Middlewa^^ Jefferson Co., W. Va., and had issiie. 

(3) Mary Nelson Scollay. born 15th October, 1844 ; married, 17th Octo- 
ber, 1865, Rev. G. W. Nelson, and had issue. 

Elizabeth Scollay, wife of Capt. P. R. Page. U. S. A., was a daughter 
by tiie first marriage. 



PRESIDE XT NELSON. 177 

8. Maria Nelson, born about 1803 ; married, about 1823, John Redman, of 

Jelferson County, W. Va. 

9. William Nelson, born about 1807 ; man-ied, about 1832, Mary, daughter 

of Col. William Macon, of Mount Prospect, New Kent Co., Va. No 
issue. William Nelson ai one time worked on the farm of Dr. Mann 
Page, at Turkey Hill, xVlbemarle Co., Va. 

10. Francis Nelson, known as "one-arm Frank, "born about 1809 ; married, 
about 1840, Letitia Prosser, of Bremo, Charles City Co. , Va. He died, 
leaving a widow and six children. 

Francis Nelson at one time worked on the Belvoir fai-m, Albemarle 
Countj', Va. He afterward worked at Shirley, on James River, Va. 
xVt the latter place he lost his arm in some machineiy. 

11. Philip Nelson, born at Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va. , about 1811; re- 
sided there. He married, in 1845, Jane Crease, widow of Rev. George 
W. Nelson, of the Episcopal Church, and was her second husband. 
Children : 

(1) Francis Nelson. 

(2) Caroline ; died in 1876, aged 18. 

(3) William Nelson. 

12. Hugh Nelson, born at Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va. , about 1813; re- 
moved to Clarke County, Va. He married, 1836, Adelaide Holker, of 
Boston, Mass. He died at the former residence of K. S. Nelson, 
Albemarle County, Va., about 1863, and was buried at Belvoir, same 
county. Two children, viz. : 

(1) Hugh Nelson. 

(2) Nannie Nelson ; died single. 

13. Fannie Nelson, born about 1815 ; single. 

14. Elizabeth (called Betsey) Nelson, born about 1817 ; married, 1835, Dr. 
James McCoughtry, and had issue. 

IV. Hon. Hugh Nelson, of Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va., 
fifth son and child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., 
Va., and Lucy Grj-mes, his wife, was born at Yorktown, Va., 
oOth September, 1T6S, and died at Belvoir, 18th March, 1.S36, aged 68. 

He was at one time Speaker of the House of Delegates of Vir- 
ginia. He was afterward Judge of the Federal Court, and was 
sometimes called Judge Nelson ; Presidential Elector in 1809 ; Rep- 
resentative in the United States Congress from Virginia, 1811-23; 
and immediately thereafter he was appointed Minister to Spain by 
President James Monroe, during the latter part of his administration. 

He married, 1790, Eliza, only child of Francis Kinloch, of 

Charleston, S. C. , and Mildred Walker, his first wife. (See Walker.) 

Their childre?i were : 
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178 NELSON FAMILY. 

1. Francis Kinloch Nelson, eldest, born at Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va. , in 

1800 ; removed, first, to Peachylorum, and then to Cloverfields (his sec- 
ond wife's residence), both in the county of Albemarle. It was at the 
latter place that he died, 1862, aged 62 years. Peachylorum was a part 
of the Walker estate, and was probably named after Peachy Walker, 
who was the twelfth and youngest child of Dr. Thomas Walker, of 
Castle Hill, same county. 

Francis K. Nelson married, first, at Shelly, Gloucester Co., Va. , 
24th April, 1823, Anne (called Nancy) Page, of that place. (See Page 
Famil}', Rosewell. ) Children: 

(1) Isabella Nelson ; married, 1856, Dr. John F. Gardener, and died, 
leaving Nancy (called Nina) and Francis. 

(2) Hester Nelson ; died unmarried. 

Francis K. Nelson married, secondly, 1843, Margaret Douglas Meri- 
wether, widow of Fi-ancis Meriwether, of Bedford County, Va. , by 
whom she had two children — (a) Mary Walker Meriwether, married 
Thomas J. Eandolph, Jr., of Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., Va., and (b) 
Charles Meriwether. She had no issue by her second husband, Francis 
K. Nelson. She was known as Aunt Peggy, and was the daughter of 
Capt. W. D. Meriwether, of Cloverfields, Albemarle Co., Va. 

2. Mildred Nelson, born about 1802 ; married, in 1820, Thomas Nelson, of 

Clarke County, Va. , who was her first cousin. 

3. Anne Carter Nelson, born about 1804 ; married, 1824, Dr. Thomas War- 

ner Meriwether, of Kinloch, Albemarle Co. , Va. She died there in 
1858, aged about 54. Dr. T. W. Meriwether died in 1862. Their chil- 
dren were : 

(1) Dr. William Douglas Meriwether; died in Tennessee, 1880. He 
married, first, 1847, Phoebe Gardener, of Richmond, Va. , and had ; 
(o) Mary Gardener, who married Wallace, of Kentucky ; (b) Will- 
iam Hunter ; (c) Thomas Warner, of Norwalk, Conn. , married, 1st 
September, 1886, Alice Emma Blandford, and has issue ; and (d) 
Isabella. 

Dr. W. D. Meriwether married, secondly, 1864, Anne W. (called 
Nannie) Page. (See Page Family, Broadneck. ) She died at Cul- 
pepper, Va. , in 1873, leaving one child, viz. , Evelyn. 

(2) Mildred Nelson Meriwether ; married, 1856, Geoi'ge Macon, of Clo- 
verfields, Albemarle Co. , Va. , who died a few years ago, and had : 
(ft) Thomas ; (b) Charlotte, married Frank M. Randolijh ; (c) Lit- 
tleton ; (d) (leorge ; and (e) Douglas. 

(3) Anne Kinloch Meriwether, married, 24th December, 1850, Fred- 
erick W. Page, of Millwood, Albemarle Co., Va. (See Page Fam- 
ily, North End.) 

(4) /Eliza Meriwether ; married, 1853, N. H. Massie, of Charlottesville, 

Va. , and was his first wife. She died without issue. 
(5) Charlotte Nelson Meriwether ; married, 1865, Thomas Jefferson 




(From a miniature in possession of Dr. Page.) 



HON. HUGH NELSON, 
Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va. 
Representative U. S. Congress, 1811-S 



180 NELSON FAMILY. 

Randolph. Jr., and was his second wife. She died, 1876, leaving 
one child, viz. , Mary Walker. 

(6) Thomas W. Meriwether, Jr. ; died single, 1862. 

(7) Jane Meriwether ; died infant. 

4. Dr. Thomas Hugh Nelson, born at Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va., 30th 

May, 1807; removed to Elk Hill, Bedford Co. , Va. , where he died, 11th 
November, 1861, in the 55th year of his age. He married, first, in 
June. 1833, Sarah A., daughter of John Alexander, Esq., of Campbell 
County, Va. Children : 

(1) Charlotte Simmons Nelson, born 14th March, 1834; died single. 

(2) John Alexander Nelson, born 9th January, 1836 ; died, single, llth 
October, 1863, aged 27. 

(3) Hugh Nelson, twin brother of John ; died, single, 10th November, 
1866, aged 30 years. 

(4) William Steptoe Nelson, born 2d November, 1837. 

(5) Eliza Kinloch Nelson, born 15th August, 1839 ; married, Septem- 
ber, 1860, Dr. James H. Bowyer. She died 17th November, 1880, 
aged 41 years. She left three children : (a) Thomas Hugh, born 2d 
August, 1863 ; (b) Eddie Page, born 24th September, 1865 ; (c) Lu- 
lie Preston, born 1st May, 1867. 

(6) Thomas Walker Nelson, bom 9th March, 1841 ; married, 3d Novem- 
ber, 1869, Lilia McDaniel, who died 6th April, 1870. No issue. 

(7) Cleland Kinloch Nelson, born 2d September, 1842 ; married, 6th 
November, 1873, Ella Scott, of Lynchburg, Va. Children : (a) 
Charles, (b) Sallie, (c) Helen. 

(8) Helen Lewis Nelson, born loth July, 1844 ; married, April, 1875, 
J. N. Early, of Bedford County, Va. Children : (o) Lilia Page, 
(b) Susan Alexander, (c) Hemy W. , (d) Helen Kinloch. 

Dr. Thomas Hugh Nelson mai'ried, secondly, 4th October, 1853, 
Mrs. Mary Ann Meem, of Lynchburg, Va. Her maiden name was 
Matthews. The children by the second marriage were : 

(1) Emily G. Nelson, born 4th July, 1854 ; married, 31st October, 1877, 
W^. H. Dabney, of Lynchburg, Va. Three children : (a) William 
B. , born 15th September, 1878; (&) Thomas Hugh, bom 18th Au- 
gust, 1881 ; (c) Mary C. , born 2d March, 1883. 

(2) Edwin M. Nelson, born 12th October, 1855. 

(3) Frank W. Nelson, born 16th February, 1857. 

(4) C. Page Nelson, born 16th December, 1859 ; married, 16th Decem- 
ber, 1880, Charles T. Dabney, of Alexandria, Va. , and has one child, 
Mary Norvell. 

(5) Charles Keating Nelson, born 20th October, 1860. 

All the members of this family live in Bedford County, Va. , ex- 
cept Nos. (1) and (4) of the children by the second marriage. 

5. Charlotte Nelson, born about 1808 ; died single. 

6. Rev. Cleland K. Nelson, of the Episcopal Church, was bom at Belvoir, 

Albemarle Co., Va. , about 1814 (as two other children died infant), 



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and removed to Anuapol is, Md. He died ;^Oth October, 1890. He mar- 
ried, first, 1840, Mary A., daughter of Johu Marbury, of Georgetown, 
D. C. Children : 

(1) Mary Cleland Nelson, married, 1868, Holmes E. Offley, banker, 
Wasliington, D. C, and has several children. 

(2) Jolm Nelson, married, resides in Baltimore, Md. 

Rev. C. K. Nelson, married, secondly. Mary Hagner, of Washington, 
D. C. , and has Fanny and Hugh. 

7. Caroline Nelson, born 1816; died single, 1853, aged 36. 

8. Keating Sinnncjns Nelson, born 1819, at Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va. ; 

married, 1841, Julia, daughter of Thornton Rogers, of Keswick, Albe- 
marle Co., Va. She died September, 1890. " Children : 

(1) Hugh Nelson, married, 1864, Rose Bentley, and has three sons. 

(2) Francis K. Nelson, died 1864. 

(3) Margaret Nelson, died young. 

(4) Bettie H. Nelson, married, 1876, Beverly Mason, of Fairfax County, 
Va. , and has several children. 

(5) Celia R. Nelson, manned, about 18T0, Goolrick, of Fredericksburg, 
Va. , and has several children. 

(6) Rev. Cleland K. Nelson. Bislujp of Georgia since November, 1891, 
to succeed Bishop Beckwith, deceased ; married Miss Matthews, 
of Port Tobacco. Md. 

(7) Keating S. Nelson, Jr. 

(8) William M. Nelson. 

9. Dr. Robert William Nelson, born 1822, at Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va. ; 

removed to Charlottesville, same county. He married, in 1844, his 
first cousin, Virginia L. , daughter of Capt. Thomas Nelson, of Oak- 
land, Hanover Co. , Va. Children : 

(1) Dr. Hugh Thomas Nelson, married, 1871, Mary (called Polly) Gil- 
liam, and has several children. 

(2) Nancy Nelson, died infant. 

(3) Susan P. Nelson. 

(4) Robert W. Nelson, Jr. 

(5) William Nelson. 

(6) Eliza Nelson. Two others died infants. 

IV. Captain Thomas Nelson, of Oakland, Hanover Co., 
Va., eldest son and third child of Col. Hugh Nelson, of Yorktown, 
York Co., Va., and Jndith Page, his wife, was born at Yorktown, 
Va., 1780, and died at Oakland, in 1859, aged 79 years. He was 
buried at Fork Church, Hanover Co., Va. He lived in Richmond, 
Va., at one time, where he was the proprietor of the Virginia Hotel 
near the Capitol Square. He was Commissioner of Loans, a federal 
oflBce held by him under the United States Government. He after- 



182 NELSON FAMILY. 

ward retired to his farm at Oakland, Hanover Co., Va. He mar- 
ried, 1804, Judith, youngest child of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of York- 
town, York Co., Va., and Lucy Grymes, his wife. She was, 
therefore, his first cousin. She died, 18G0, aged 87, and was buried 
at Fork Church. The two were known as Uncle Tom and Aunt 
Judy. Their children were as follows : 

1. Hugh Thomas Nelson, eldest, born 1805, at Oakland, Hanover Co., Va. ; 

died unmarried. 

2. Mary Carter Nelson, born about 180.j ; died unmarried in 1861, aged 56 

years. 

3. Col. William Nelson, known as "William Particular, born about 1807 ; 

resided, unmarried, at Oakland. He was named after Judge William 
Nelson, fifth son of President Nelson. He died 17th April, 1892. 

4. Maria Nelson, born about 1809 ; died single. 

5. Judith Nelson, born 1815; died 1832, single. 

6. Lucy Nelson, born 1817 ; died single, 1872, aged 55. 

7. Rev. Robert Nelson, of the Episcopal Church, born at Oakland, Hanover 

Co. , Va. , in 1819, was missionary to China for thirty years. Upon his 
return to America he took charge of the parish of Waterbury, Conn. 
Died at Oakland, Hanover Co., Va. , 15th July, 1886, aged 68. He 
married, 1848, Rose, daughter of James Points, Esq., of Staunton, 
Augusta Co. , Va. She died several years before he did. Children : 

(1) James P. Nelson, eldest, married, 4th February, 1873, Mary W. , 
daughter of Edward W. Morris, of Hanover County, Va. 

(2) Thomas Nelson, married, 2d September, 1880, Mary Alice, daugh- 
ter of Joseph House, Esq. , of Virginia City, Placer Co. , Cal. 

(3) Mary C. Nelson. 

(4) John Nelson. 

(5) Rosebud Nelson. 

(6) Emily Nelson. 

(7) Ruth Nelson. 

8. Elizabeth (called Betsey) Burwell Nelson, born about 1824 ; married, 

1847, John Page. (See Page Family, Rosewell.) 

9. Virginia L. Nelson, born about 1826 ; married, 1844, Dr. Robert W. 

Nelson, of Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. , Va. , as we have already seen. 

V. Rev. Geoege Washington Nelson, of the Episcopal 
Church, fourth child and second son of Thomas Nelson, Jr., and 
Frances Page, his wife, second child and son (being also the eldest 
to have surviving male issue) of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, 
York Co., Va., and Lucy Grymes, his wife, eldest son of President 
William Nelson, of the same place, and Elizabeth (called Betty) 



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Burwell, his wife, eldest son of Thomas Nelson, known as Scotch Tom, 
of England and the same place, progenitor of the Nelson Family in 
Virginia, and Margaret Reid, his first wife, was born about 1805, 
and married, May, 1834, Jane Crease, of Alexandria, Va., and was 
her first husband. He died about 1840. His widow married, sec- 
ondly, in 1845, Philip Nelson, of Mont Air, Hanover Co., Va., and 
had issue, as we have already seen. She died at Wytheville, Wythe 
Co., Va., in 1878, aged 62 years, and was buried there. 

The children of Rev. G. W. Nelson and Jane Crease, his wife, 
were as follows : 

1. Thomas Crease Nelson, eldest, born about 1836; died single, at Mont 

Air, Hanover Co. , Va., Novembei', 1857, aged about 21. 

2. Jane NeLson, born about 1888 ; single. 

3. Rev. George Washington Nelson, Jr. , born in 1840 ; married, 17th 

October, 1865, Marj' Nelson (called MoUie) , daughter of Dr. Samuel 
Scollay, of Smithfiekl, Jefferson Co., W. Va. , and Sally Page Nelson, 
his second wife. Being the eldest son of the eldest son, etc., he is the 
representative of the Nelson Family in Virginia. Children : 

(1) Sally Page Nelson, born 4th July, 1866. 

(2) Thouias Crease Nelson, born 7th January, 1868. 

(3) Harry Lee Nelson, born 5th October, 1869. 

(4) Charlotte Cazenove Nelson, born 16th September, 1871. 

(5) George W. Nelson, Jr. , born 29th July, 1875. 

(6) Philip Nelson, born 21st Septenilier, 1878. 

(7) Samuel Scollay Nelson, born 20th July, 1880. 

(8) Caroline Peyton Nelson, born 26th May, 1882. 

One was born in 1873, but died infant. 

V. Thomas Nelson, of Clarke County, Va., school-teacher, 
eldest son of Philip Nelson, of same county, and Sarah N. Burwell, 
his wife, third son of Gov. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va., and 
Lucy Gr3'mes, his wife, was born in Clarke Co., Va., about 1790, 
and married, 1820, his first cousin, Mildred, daughter of Hon. Hugh 
Nelson, of Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va. Their children were: 

1. Dr. Robert Burwell Nelson, eldest, of Charlottesville, Va. , born about 
1823 : died 1868, aged 45. He married, 1847, Mary S. , daughter of John 
Price, of Fincastle. Botetourt Co. , Va. , where Dr. Nelson first practised 
his profession. Children : 

(1) Thomas F. Nelson, married, about 1874, Sophia Wornieley, who 
died leaving one son. 

(2) Dr. J. A'yilliam Nelson, removed to Philadelphia. 
(8) Robert Nelson, died young. 



184 NELSON FAMILY. 

2. Rev. William Meade Nelson, of the Episcopal Church, born 1825 ; died 

1876, aged 51. He married, about 1850, Sarah W. , daughter of Dr. 
Thomas Semmes, of Alexandria, Va. , and left two daughters, Ann 
Sophia and Eliza Kinloch. 

3. Philip Nelson, of Nelson, Nelson Co., Va., born about 1828; married, 

first, in 1853, Emily, daughter of Judge John E. Page, of Clarke County, 
Va. (See Page Family, Broadneck.) She died, leaving two children, 
William and Emily. 
He married, secondly, Fannie Eflfenger, of Nelson County, Va. , and had 
several children. 

4. Eliza Kinloch Nelson, born in Clarke Count}\ Va. , about 1821 ; married, 

in 1856, Nathaniel H. Massie, of Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. , Va. , 
and was his second wife. They had several children. 

5. Archie Nelson, bom about 1832 ; was killed by a tree falling on him 

while at work, in 1868. Married, 1857, Eliza J., daughter of John 
Price, of Fincastle, Botetourt Co. , Va. , and Eliza his wife. Children : 

(1) Eliza, born 1858, died young. 

(2) Dr. John Price Nelson, boru 11th November, 1860, resides in Lin- 
coln, Neb. 

(3) Archie McGill' Nelson, born 9th November, 1862. 

(4) Hugh Thomas Nelson, born 15th March, 1865. 

6. Sallie Burwell Nelson, born in Clarke County, Va. , about 1836 ; married, 

1868, Thomas Williamson, of Leesburg, Loudon Co. , Va. He was the 
son of Professor Williamson, of the Virginia Military Institute, at Lex- 
ington, Rockbridge Co. , Va. Children : 

(1) Thomas Williamson. 

(2) Robert Williamson. 

(3) Garnet W'illiamson. 

(4) Naucy Williamson. 

7. Mary Nelson, boru in Clarke County, Va. , about 1837 ; married Rev. Mr. 

Quimby, missionary to Japan, now dead. 

8. Rev. Kinloch Nelson, of the Episcopal Church, youngest, born in Clarke 

County, Va. , 1839 ; removed to the Episcopal Theological Seminary, 
Fairfax County, Va. , and became Professor of Bible Histoiy in that 
institution. He married, in 1868, Fenton, daughter of Rev. John P. 
McGuire, of Essex County, Va. They have several childi-en. His 
daughter Grace married Helfenstein. 



II. Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., Secretaiy 
of the Colonial Council of Virginia, and hence known as Secretary 
Nelson, second son and third child of Thomas Nelson, known as 
Scotch Tom, of England and the same place, progenitor of the 
Nelson Family in Virginia, and Margaret Reid, his first wife, was 
born at Yorktown, Va., in 1716, and died there in 1782, aged 66. 
He was buried there. There is no tombstone over his grave, and no 
portrait of him exists. 

He married, about 1745, Luc}* Armistead, who was probably a 
younger relative of Judith Armistead, the first wife of Robert 
(King) Carter. The name of Armistead is said to have originated 
in Virginia, with William Armistead, or D'Armstadt, who emi- 
grated from Hesse Darmstadt to Virginia in 1636, and settled in 
Elizabeth City County, in that State. 

Secretary Nelson and Luc}' Armistead, his wife, had no daugh- 
ters, and only three surviving sons, all of whom were heroes in the 
Revolution, and became officers in the American army, under 
Washington. They were all present at the siege of Yorktown, in 
October, 1781, and brought their father into the American lines 
under flag of truce. They were as folloAvs : 

1. Col. William Nelson, of the American army, eldest, was born at York- 
town, Va. , 17th June, 1746. and removed to The Dorrill, Hanover Co., 
Va. : married, 24th November, 1770, Lvicy Chiswell. 
3. Capt. Thomas Nelson, of the American army, was born about 1748, at 
Yorktown, York Co. , Va. , and removed to Bears Spring, Hanover Co. , 
same State. He maiTied. about 1775, Sally, daughter of Col. Wilson 
Cary, of Williamsburg, James City Co. , Va. There was only one child 
so far as known, viz. : 

(1) Wilson Cary Nelson, born about 1776, at Bears Spring, Hanover 
Co. , Va. ; married, but the name of his wife is at present unknown. 
He had two daughters, viz. : (a) Catherine, who married, about 1831, 
Charles Page, of Hanovertown, Hanover Co. , Va. ; and (6) Lucy, 
who married, about 1833. John F. Page, of same place. (See Page 
Family, Rosewell. ) 

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186 NELSON FAMILY. 

3. Major John Nelson, of the American army, was born at Yorktown, Va. , 
about 1750, and removed to Oakhill, Mecklenburg Co., Va. He mar- 
ried, about 1772, Nancy Carter, of Williamsburg, Va. 

III. Col. William Nelson, of The Dorrill, Hanover Co., 
Va., eldest son and child of Secretary Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, 
York Co., Va., and Lucy Armistead, his wife, second son and third 
child of Thomas Nelson, known as Scotch Tom, of England and 
Yorktown, Hanover Co., Va., progenitor of the Nelson Family in 
Virginia, and Margaret Reid, his first wife, was born at Yorktown, 
Va., ITth June, 1746, and died 25th November, 1807, aged 61 years. 

He was educated in England, with his first cousin. Gov. 
Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. He was present at the battles 
of Monmouth and Brandywine, and all the Northern battles in which 
Washington's army was engaged. He was also j^resent at the siege 
of Yorktown, Va., in October, 1781, with the rank of Colonel of 
Infantry in the American armj'. He married, 24th November, 
1770, Lucy, daughter of Col. John Chiswell and Elizabeth Randolph, 
his wife, who was a daughter of Councillor William Randolph, of 
Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va. Lucy Chiswell was born 3d 
August, 1752, and died 14th April, 1810, aged 58 years. They had 
the following children : 

1. Lucy Nelson, born at The Dorrill, Hanover Co., Va. , 13th September, 

1771 ; married, 13th November, 1809, William Meaux, of Nevv^ Kent 
County, Va. , and died without issue, loth September, 1824. 

2. Elizabeth Nelson, born 18th Maj', 1773 ; died single. 

3. Caroline Nelson (No. 1), born 18th May, 1775; died 6th July, same year. 

4. NoRBOR-NE Thomas Nelson, eldest son, born at The Dorrill, Hanover 

Co., Va. , 29th August, 1776; married, about 1801, his first cousin, Lucy, 
daughter of Major John Nelson, of Oakhill, Mecklenburg Co., Va., and 
had many children. One of these, Lucy Chiswell Nelson, maiTied H. 
M. Robinson, of New Orleans, La. , and was the mother of Norborne 
Thomas Nelson Robinson, of Washington, D.C.,and others. Catherine 
Page Nelson, another daughter, married Collier, father of William 
Ann i.stead Nelson Collier, of Memphis, Tenn. Other children removed 
to Kentucky. Norborne Thomas Nelson removed to Arkansas in 1836 
and died there in 1844, aged 68. 

5. Warner Lewis Nelson, born 28th December. 1777 ; died 29th April, 1785. 

6. Sally Cary Nelson, born 6th April, 1780; married, first, 1799, Charles 

Page, of Hanovertown, Va. (See Page Family, Rosewell.) She mar- 
ried, secondlj-, Thomas Atkinson, of Mansfield, near Petersburg, Din- 



SECRETARY NELSON. 187 

widdie Co., Va. , by whom she had no issue. She died, January, 1861, 
aged SI years. 

7. AVilliam Nelson, born 30th October, 1781 ; died infant, 2d April, 1782. 

8. Mary Chiswell Nelson, born 20th March, 1783; married, about 1803, 

Mann Page, of Hanovertovvu, Va. , brother of Charles. (See Page 
Family, Rosewell.) 

9. Dr. William Randolpli Nelson, bom 9th October, 1784 ; died at Gould 

Hill, Hanover Co. , Va. , 1863, aged 78 years. He married, about 1809, 
the widow Lucy Oliver, whose maiden name was Tomlin. No surviv- 
ing issue. 

10. Caroline Nelson (No. 2), born 27th May, 1786; died 12th November, 
1790, infant. 

11. Fanny P. Nelson, born 23d December, 1787; married, 1807, John Spotts- 
wood Wellford, of Fredericksburg, Va. Children : 

(1) Jane Wellford ; married, about 1828, James Park Corbin, of Moss 
Neck, Caroline Co., Va. , and had: (a) S. Wellford Corbin, of Far- 
ley Vale, King George Co., Va. ; (b) Mrs. John Dickin.son, of Fred- 
ericksburg, Va. ; (e) Kate Corbin ; married, first, 1863, Alexander 
S. Pendleton, of Lexington, Rockbridge Co. , Va. , wiio died, 1864, 
with no surviving issue. She married, secondly, John Brooke, of 
Lexington, Va. , and had several children; (d) James Park Cor- 
bin, Jr., married Miss Ficklin. 

(2) Dr. William Nelson Wellford, of Farley, Culpepper Co. , Va. , mar- 
ried, about lS3o, Mrs. Farley Fauntleroy, whose maiden name was 
Corbin. He died in July, 1872, leaving: (a) Dr. William N. Well- 
ford, Jr. , of Campbell County, Va. , who married and had several 
childi'en ; and (6) R. Corbin Wellford, died in Memphis, Tenn. , 
about 1886, and others. 

(3) Mary C. Wellford ; married, about 1837, Dr. George F. Carmichael, 
of Fredericksburg, Va. She died, leaving three sons : (a) James, 
(b) Spottswood, and (c) Charles Carter. 

13. George R. Nelson, born 16th October, 1789 ; died 20tli November, 1802, 
probably single. At his request, his portion of his father's estate was 
given to his eldest brother, Norborne Thomas Nelson. 

13. Susan R. C. Nelson, born 18th May, 1791 ; married, first, 2d March, 
1809, William Wellford, brother of J. Spottswood Wellford, of Fred- 
ericksburg, Va. William Wellford died, leaving one child, Lucy Nel- 
son Wellford, who married, about 1830, Dr. Robert C. Randolph, of 
New Market, Clarke Co. , Va. (See Randolph. ) Susan R. Nelson, the 
widow Wellford, married, secondly, Philip Burwell, of Chapel Hill, 
Clarke Co., Va. He died 11th February, 1849, and she died 27th De- 
cember, 1869, aged 78 years. In 1868 Mrs. Susan Wellford Burwell 
gave to N. T. N. Robinson, of New Orleans, La., a silver spoon bear- 
ing the arms of Col. John Chiswell. 

16. Hugh Nelson (14 and 15 died infants, names unknown), born at The 
Dorrill, Hanover Co. , Va. ; married, in 1826, Elizabeth Harrison Minge. 



188 NELSON FAMILY. 

He died, 1st April, 1862, aged 69. His wife was of Wyanoke, on 
James River, Charles City Co., Ya. She was a great-niece of William 
Henry Harrison, President of the United States of America, and grand- 
daughter of Benjamin Harrison, of Berkeley (Hai-rison's Landing), on 
James River, Va. , who was one of the signers of the Declaration of 
Independence. Children : 

(1) Sally Nelson : single. 

(2) Lucy Nelson ; single. 

(3) Fanny Page Nelson, born at Petersburg, Va. , 29th August, 1832; 
married, 2.jth April, 1861, Cliarles Carter, who resides at HoUyoak, 
near Shirley, on James River, Charles City Co., Va. , and has: (a) 
Maiy Randolpli, born 14th February, 1862 ; (h) Lucy Nelson, born 
14th July, 1866 ; (c) Charles Hill, born 1st :May, 1868 ; {d) Elizabeth 
Minge, born 26th October, 1870 ; {e) Fanny Boykin, born 5th De- 
cember, 1873. 

(4) Hugh Nelson ; married, about 1865, Maria, daughter of John Sel- 
den, near Westover, on James River, Charles City Co., Va. , and 
had one child, viz. : William. 

(5) Mary Nelson. 

(6) William R. Nelson ; removed to Selma,. Alabama, and married, 
about 1867, Octavia Stevens, of Tennessee. 

17. Armistead Nelson, youngest, born at Tlie Dorrill, Hanover Co., Va. , 
11th February, 1795; became an officer in the United States navy, under 
Commodore Decatur. He afterward resigned, and became a merchant. 
He married, about 1820, Mary Henderson, of Fredericksburg, Va. , and 
had one son, viz. : 

(1) Dr. William A. Nelson, United States Navy ; married, about 1846, 
Mary Moncure, of Stafford County, Va. 

III. Major John Nelson, of Oak Hill, Mecklenburg Co., 

Va., third son and youngest child of Secretary- Thomas Nelson, of 

Yorktown, York Co., Va., and Lucy Armistead, his wife, was born 

at Yorktown, Va., about 1748. When the war of the American 

Revolution commenced, he entered the American army, and rose 

"I 
to the rank of Major of Cavalry. He married, in 1780, Nancy, 

daughter of John Carter, a merchant, of Williamsburg, James Citj^ 
Co., Va. They are said to have had a large family; but the follow- 
ing names only are known : 

1. Major Thomas M. Nelson, eldest, born 1782; married, 1815, Sarah W. , 

daughter of John Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va. (see Page 
Family, Broadneck), and had issue. 

2. John Nelson, born about 1783 at Oak Hill, Mecklenburg Co., Va. , and 

was unmarried. 



SECRETARY yELHOy. 189 

3. Lucy Nelson, born about 1785 ; married, about 1801, as we have seen, her 

lirst cousin, Norborne Tliomas Nelson, eldest son and fourth child of Col. 
William Nelson, of The Dorrill. Hanover Co., Va. 

4. Robert Nelson, born 80th January, 1787, married, 10th January, 1809, 

Isabella Hopkins Wilson, and had issue. 

5. William Nelson, married Martha Walker. Children : (1) Anna Matilda 

Nelson, married Dr. Jeffries ; (2) Sallie Page Nelson, married Mr. 
Hughes ; (3) John Nelson, unmarried ; (4) Daughter, married Burwell ; 
(5) Catharine Nelson ; (6) Virginia Nelson ; (7) William Nelson, married 
Mrs. Watkins ; (8) Frank Nelson, removed to Texas. Catherine and 
Virginia were both married, but the names of their liusbands are not 
known. 

6. Nancy Nelson, married Erasmus Kennon. 

7. Matilda Nelson, married John Lewis. 

8. Hugh Nelson, boi-n 17th August, 1827; removed to Missouri; married, 

9th September, 1856, Harriet Boiling Archer, and had issue. 

IV. Major Thomas M. Nelson, United States arm}^, eldest son 
and child of Major John Nelson, of Oak Hill, Mecklenburg Co., Va., 
and Nancy Carter, his wife, second son and child of Secretary- 
Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., and Lucy Armistead, 
his wife, was born at the first-named place in 1 782, and removed to 
Columbus, Muscogee Co., Ga., where he died 10th November, 1853, 
aged Tl years. He served with distinction in the war of 1812, as 
Captain of Infantry. After the war he was promoted to the rank of 
Major. He soon after resigned, and was a representative in the 
United States Congress, from Virginia, 1816-19. He declined a re- 
election, and retired to private life. He was a Presidential Elector 
in 1829 and 1833. ' 

He married, 1815, Sarah Walker Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke 
Co., Va., who was the daughter of John Page, of that place, and the 
sister of Judge John E. Page, also of the same place. (See Page 
Family, Broadneck.) Mrs. Sarah W. P. Nelson died, 1835, aged 
about 43. Their children were : 

1. Evelyn Byrd Page Nelson, born 1819 ; married, about 1839, Robert Car- 

ter, of Columbus, Ga. Children : (1) Thomas Michelle Carter, born 
1840, married Miss Chin, and had (a) Evelyn who married William 
Wooten, of Albany, Ga., and (6) Maria. (2) Robert E. Carter, born in 
1842, married Eliza Redd — one child, William. 

2. Hon. John P. Nelson, born 19th December, 1822 ; eldest son, and Repre- 

sentative in the U. S. Congress from Georgia ; married Eliza Hern, of 



190 NELSON FAMILY. 

Railway, N. J. He died in 1848 without male issue, but left three 
daughters : (1) Anne Nelson, married C. Barghmann, of Jersey City, 
N. J. ; (3) Rose Nelson, who married in New York, but has no surviving 
issue ; and (3) Eliza Nelson, married Boughton, of Bainbridge, Ga. No 
issue known. 

3. Col. William Nelson, of Millwood, Clarke Co., Va., born 24th July, 

1824 ; married, 22d February, 1852, Mary A. , daughter of William 
Byrd Page, of Pagebrook, Clarke Co., Va. , and Eliza Atkinson, his 
second wife. Children : (1) Thomas M. Nelson, born 12th March, 1853 ; 
married, in 1877, Susie H. Atkinson, of Baltimore, and had (a) William 
Norborne, born November, 1878, and (&) Mann A., born 3d July, 1883. 

(2) Eliza A. Nelson, born 6th March, 1855 ; married, 1878, JohnC. Wool- 
folk, of Columbus, Ga., who died in 1890. They had (a) Mann N., born 
August, 1878, (b) Maria Page, (e) Rosa Gray, {d) John C. . born 1887. 

(3) Evelyn Willing Nelson, bom 14th June, 1861. 

4. Maria B. Nelson, born 1826; married, in 1845, William G. Woolfolk of 

Columbus, Ga. , and had (a) Thomas N. , (&) William E., (o) John C. , 
(d) Joseph W. , (e) Rosa, married Robert Abee, of Baltimore, Md., (/) 
Arthur, {g) Henry, (/;,) Albert, (i) Robert, (k) Charles. 

5. Rosalie Nelson, born 1828 ; married, in 1847, Dr. F. O. Ticknor, of Colum- 

bus, Ga. Children: (1) Dr. W. Douglas Ticknor ; (2) George Ticknor. 
(3) Thomas M. Ticknor; (4) Frank A. Ticknor; (5) William Nelson 
Ticknor. All are married except Frank. 

6. Col. Thomas M. Nelson, Jr., born 1833, died in Mississippi, 1863; he 

married, in 1863, Fannie, daughter of Nelson Tift, of Albany, Ga. , 
and left one son, Thomas M. Nelson, Jr. 

IV. Robert Nelson, of Oak Hill, Mecklenburg Co., Va., third 
son of Major John Nelson, of the same place, and Nancy Carter, his 
wife, third son and j^oungest child of Secretary Thomas Nelson, of 
Yorktown, York Co., Va., and Lucy Armistead, his wife, was born 
at the first-named place, 30th January, 1787, and married, 10th Jan- 
uary, 1809, Isabella Hopkins Wilson. She was born in Mecklen- 
burg County, Va., 6th April, 1793, and died in Belton, Tex., 20th 
March, 1877. He died 20th March, 1846, in the 60th year of his age. 
Children : 

j 1. Nancy Carter Nelson, born 18th April, 1814 ; died in Belton, Tex. , 30th 

May, 1873. She married, 6th November, 1833, Francis W. Venable, and 

had issue. 
I 2. John Wilson Nelson, born at Petersburg, Va. , 1st March, 1810; married, 

24th September, 1833, Harriet Elizabeth Shore, and had issue. 
3. Nathaniel Bacon Nelson, married, 31st October, 1833, Mary Speed, and 

had issue. He died in Texas in Jul3^ 1863. 



SECRETARY NELSON. 191 

4. Elizabeth Smitli Nelson, married, 5th June, 1833, Robert Alexander At- 

kinson, ofDiuwiddie Count}', Va. ; removed to Gonzales, Tex., in 1857. 
Children : (1) Marj' Isabella Atkinson. (2) Anne Eliza Atkinson, mar- 
ried, 23d December, 1857, Henry Clay Pleasants, of Mansfield, Gonzales 
Co., Tex., and had (a) Mary, married J. J. Cocke, who had Annie and 
James ; (b) Robert, married Mary White, and had Aaron White ; (c) 
Harriet Margaret, married Walter K. Bruden, and had Annie Pleasants 
and Paul Hamilton ; (rf) John James ; (3) Robert Thomas Atkinson ; 
(4) Mary Nelson Atkinson ; (5) William Mayo Atkinson, lawj-er, 
married Mary Lane, of Clinton, Tex., 17th Januarj\ 1870, and had (a) 
William Lane, (6) Cora Belle, (e) Lulu Lane, (d) Robert Alexander, 
(e) John Mayo Pleasants, (/) Samuel Winston, {g) Roger; (6) Dr. 
Roger Atkinson, of Gonzales, Tex., married 5th June, 1879, Alice 
Duval Brawnley, of King and Queen Co. , Va. , and had («) Robert 
Brawnley, (6) Roger Nelson, (c) Lucy Pleasants, (d) Alice Elizabeth ; 
(7) Jane Minge Atkinson ; (8) Isabella Nelson Atkinson ; (9) Eliza- 
beth Nelson Atkinson ; (10) Dr. John Joseph Atkinson, married, 20th 
April, 1887, Johanna Clara Eckhardt, of Yorktovvu, DeWitt Co., Tex., 
and had (o) Elizabeth Nelson, (6) Helen Louisa, and (c) John Joseph. 

5. Robert Carter JNelson, Jr., born about 1816; married, first, Mary Scott, 

daughter of Samuel W^atkins, of Petersburg, Va. , and secondly, Lucy 
Cunningham, of Mecklenburg County, Va. It is not known by which 
of the wives the children are descended. They are : (1) Watkins Nelson ; 
(2) Louisa Nelson ; (3) Isabella Nelson ; (4) Annie Nelson ; (5) John Nel- 
son ; (6) Bettie Nelson ; (7) Mary Scott Nelson ; (8) Robert Nelson. 

6. Lucy Armistead Nelson, married, 1841, Rev. Thomas E. Locke, of Mount 

Holly, Lunenburg Co., Va., and had issue. 

7. Mary Nelson, married E. H. Harrington, and had (1) Hugh Harrington 

and (2) Isabella Harrington. 

8. Hugh Nelson. 

IV. Hugh Nelson, youngest son and child of Major John Nel- 
son, of Oak Hill, Mecklenburg Co., Va., and Nancy Carter, his wife, 
third son and youngest child of Secretary Thomas Nelson, of York- 
town, York Co., Va., and Lucy Armistead, his wife, was born in 
Halifax County, Va., 17th August, 1827, and removed to St. Charles 
County, Mo. He married, 9th September, 1856, Harriet Boiling 
Archer, who was born in Petersburg, Va., 23d October, 1839. Their 
children were: 

1. Robert Carter Nelson, born in St. Charles County, Mo. , 19th July, 1857. 
He married, 24th June, 1884, at Wenona, 111. , Jennie Emma Moulton, 
who was born 31st August, 1859. They had (1) Robert Moulton Nel- 
son, born 24th May, 1885, at Fayetteville, Ark ; (2) Nathaniel Archer 



192 NELSON FAMILY. 

Nelson, born 26th June. 1887, in VVicliita, Kan. ; (3) Hugh McKay 
Nelson, born 22d September, 1889, at Fayetteville, Ark. The}^ all now 
reside in St. Louis, Mo. 

2. ]VIary Shore Nelson, born in St. Charles County, Mo. , 8th April, 1859 ; mar- 

ried, at St. Louis, Mo., 11th September, 1889, James Thomas Tate, of 
Robinson, Tex. Children; (1) Harriet Nelson Tate, born at St. Louis, 
Mo., 3d August, 1890; (2) Mary Ruth Tate, born at same place, 29th 
August, 1892. They all reside in Robinson, Tex. 

3. Edward Archer Nelson, born in St. Charles County, Mo., 6th October, 

1860, unmarried. 

4. John Wilson Nelson, born same place, 11th November, 1861, died in- 

fant, 2d December, 1863. 

5. Nathaniel Bacon Nelson, died young. 

6 and 7. Isabella and Harriet, twins, died young. 

8 and 9. Rosalie Nelson and Henry Lee Nelson, twins, born 5th October, 1871. 

The following is extracted from a letter from George E. Hunt, 
United States forecast official, Omaha, Neb., 3d December, 1892: 

My mother was named Sarah Morduette Nelson ; her father was Dr. ' Hugh 
Nelson, of Oak Hill, Roanoke, A^a., whose father was named John, or John 
Carter Nelson. Beyond this, I know very little of my mother's family, but 
am under the impression, as you intimate, that we are descendants of the Sec- 
retary Nelson branch of the family. My father was Dr. A. D. Hunt, and he 
and my mother were distantly related ; my grandmother, on the mother side, 
having been Miss Mary Hunt, also of Virginia. 

V. John Wilson Nelson, eldest son of Robert Nelson, of. Oak 
Hill, Mecklenburg Co., Va., and Isabella Hopkins Wilson, his wife, 
third son of Major John Nelson, of the same place, and Nancy Carter 
his wife, third son and j^oungest child of Secretary Thomas Nelson, 
of Yorktown, York Co., Va., and Lucy Armisteadhis wife, was born 
near Petersburg, Va., 1st March, 1810, and removed to St. Charles 
County, Mo. He died there, -Ith April, 18G0, in the 51st year of his 
age. He married 24th September, 1833, Harriet Elizabeth Shore, 
who was born at Petersburg, Va., 5th February, 1815. She died in 
Missouri, 18th August, 1873, in the 50th year of her age. Their 
children were : 

1. Thomas Shore Nelson, born in Petersburg, Va. , 12th August, 1834; died 
9th June. 1866, aged 32. He married in Haywood County, Tenn., in the 
autumn of 1864, Elizabeth Kimbrough, who died in Meridian, Miss., 29th 
September, 1886. They had a daughter, Lula Shore Nelson, born in 



SECRETARY XELSON. 193 

Haywood County. Tenu. , 13th September, 1865 ; married, 6th March, 1888, 
S. S. Granberry, of Meridian, Miss., aud they have two chihh'en, (a) 
Laura, born 11th February, 1889, and {b) James Kimbrough, born in the 
spring of 1892. They all live in Meridian, Miss. 

2. Anna Carter Nelson, born in Petersburg, Va., 1st July, 1841; married 

in Missouri, 1st March, 1859, Judge John T. Powell, who died 4th Sep- 
tember, 1891. They had uine children, as follows : (1) Ben. T. Powell, 
died infant ; (2) Mary Ann Powell, born 18th September, 1861 ; (8) 
John Nelson Powell, born 26tli August, 1863 ; (4) Chester B. Powell, of 
Newburg, Mo., married 23d September, 1891, Lottie Nivens ; (5) Har- 
riet E. Powell, born 1st September, 1868 ; (6) Edward J. Powell, born 
20th October, 1870 ; (7) Julius W. Powell, born 23d December, 1873 ; 
(8) Marion P. Powell, born 14th January, 1876 ; (9) Robert Carter 
Powell, born 18th August, 1879. 

3. Elizabeth Smith Nelson, born in St. Louis. Mo., 9th January, 1844 ; mar- 

ried, 4th November, 1874, Judge William Walla Edwards, of St. Charles 
County, Mo., and had (1) Harriet E. Edwards, died infant; (2) William 
W. Edwards, jr. , born 14th February, 1878 : (3) Julius Carter Edwards, 
born 15th February. 1883. 

4. Marion Preston Nelson, born in St. Louis, Mo. , 24th December, 1845 ; 

married, 22d November, 1871, Julius Moulton, engineer, of St. Charles 
County, Mo. No surviving issue. 

5. Robert Nelson, born in St. Louis, Mo., 27th July, 1848; man-ied, August 

6th, 1869, Harriet V. Pitzen, and had two children, died infants. 
Four other children of John W. Nelson and Harriet E. Shore, his wife, ' 
died infants. 

V. Nathaniel Bacon Nelson, second son of Robert Nelson, of 
Oak Hill, Mecklenburg Co., Va., and Isabella his wife, was born 
22d January, 1812, and died in Texas, Juh% 18G3. He married, ."Ust 
October, 1833, Mary Speed who died in Texas in February, 1881. 
Their children were : 

1. George Nelson, born 21st August, 1834, died infant. 

2. Mary Isabella Nelson, born 21st December, 1835 ; married, 1855, Peter 

Stokes, of Virginia, and had issue. 

3. Harriet Nelson (called Hattie) , born 23d April, 1837 ; married David S. 

Speed, and had issue. 

4. Robert Nelson, born 2d March, 1839 ; married Bettie Rather, who died. 

Children: (1) William S. Nelson ; (2) Mary Nelson ; (3) Frank Nel- 
son ; (4) Bettie Nelson, and (5) Richard Nelson. 

5. Anne Eliza Nelson, born 26th December, 1841, married, 11th December, 

1866, William J. Venable. 

6. William Fownes Nelson, born 15th April, 1843 ; married, 21st January, 

1.875, Alice Gee, and had (1) Willie Russell Nelson, died infant ; (2) 
13 



194 NELSON FAMILY. 

Annie V. Nelson, born 20th November, 1876 ; (3) Hugh Edward Nelson, 
born 34th October, 1878 ; (4) Lily Belle Nelson ; (5) Fletcher Gay 
Nelson, died infant; (6) Norborne Nelson, born 11th July, 1884; (7) 
Daisy Oliver Nelson, born 1st November, 1886. 

7. Lucy Maria Nelson, born 12th April, 1846 ; married R. A. Buchanan, 

since died. They had issue. 

8. Sallie Speed Nelson, born 26tli December, 1849 ; married Lewis G. Sims, 

and had issue. 

9. Edward Speed Nelson, born 2d June, 1852 ; married Laura Sims, and had 

(1) Bettie Nelson ; (2) William Fownes Nelson ; (3) Mary Nelson ; 
(4) Cora Belle Nelson ; (5) Frank V. Nelson ; (6) Alice Nelson ; (7) 
Hattie Nelson ; (8) Nellie Nelson, died infant ; (9) Edward Nelson, 
and (10) Nettie Nelson. 



PART III. 

WALKER FAMILY. 




'From a water-color drawing by C. H. Sherman, Xew York, 1881.) 



HON. FRANCIS WALKER, 

Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. 

Died 1806, aged 4^. 



WALKER FAMILY 



The Walkers, of Virginia, came from Staffordshire, Eng- 
land, about 1G50, at an early period in the history of the Colony of 
Virginia. The Walker Family Bible is in the possession of Dr. 
Bernard H. Walker, of Stevensville, King and Queen Co., Va., and 
was printed in 1589. 

I. Thomas Walker, of Gloucester County, Va., progenitor 
of the Walker Family in Virginia, was a member of the Colonial 
Assembly in 1662, being at that time a Representative from the 
County of Gloucester. His wife and children are at present un- 
known to the writer, though his eldest son was probably named 
Thomas. 



III. Thomas Walker, of King and Queen County, Va., 
was probably a grandson of the above-mentioned Thomas Walkery 
of Gloucester Count}', same State. The following is copied from 
a letter from Dr. Bernard H. Walker, of Stevensville, King and 
Queen Co., Va., to" Dr. R. C. M. Page, of New York City, dated 
30th October, 1880: 

The old Walker Family Bible, in my possession, was printed in 1589, and 
the New Testament was attached in 1602. In this old Bible there is this mem- 
orandum: "September y*' 24th, 1709. I went to Sant Clemones Church, (signed) 
Thomas Walker. " 

The next memorandum is this: "My dafter, Mary Peachy Walker, was 
born y first oure of y"* thirtieth day of Janevary, 1710, babtised the day follows 
y" 31st. " There are also in said Bible the following memoranda : 

"John Walker borne y" 29 of April, at five, 1711. 

"Tho« Walker borne Jan^' y'' 25, 1715. 

"Mary Peachy Walker married May y" 13 in the year of our Lord, 1732. 

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200 WALKER FAMILY. 

"John Walker, married 9th Nov.. 1735, Miss Baylor, of Essex Count}', Vir- 
ginia, and had three children, viz. : 
"1. Baylor Walker, a son. 
"2. Susannah Walker. 
" 3. Elizabeth Walker. " 

Thomas Walker, of King and Queen County, Va., married, 
29th September, ITd'.i, at St. Clement's Church, in said county, 
Susanna, whose surname was probably Peachy. Their children 
were as follows : 

1. Mary Peachy Walker, born 1710; married, 13th May, 1732, Dr. George 

Gilmer, of Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., and had Dr. Geoi'ge 
Gilmer, of Pen Park, Albemarle Co. , Va. , who was the grandfather of 
Gov. Thomas Walker Gilmer. 

2. John Walker, eldest son, born 29th April, 1711 ; married, but the names 

of his wife and children are at present unknown to the writer. His 
descendants live in King and Queen County, Va. , of whom Dr. Ber- 
nard H. Walker, above-mentioned, is probably the representative. Dr. 
Walker A. Hawes, of New York City, formerly of Virginia, is also a 
descendant. The Baptist minister, Robert B. Semple, father of Baylor 
Semple, who was the Whig editor of the old Fredericksburg (Virginia) 
Neivs, was his descendant by his daughter. 

3. Dr. Thomas Walker, second son, born in King and Queen Coimty, Va. , 

2oth January, 171."); removed to Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. He 
married, first, in 1741, Mildred Thornton, the widow Meriwether, by 
whom he had issue. He married, secondly, about 1781, Elizabeth 
Thornton, first cousin of his first wife and sister of Mildred Thornton, 
who was the second of the five wives of Col. Samuel Washington, 
brother of Gen. George Washington. Dr. Thomas Walker had no issue 
by his second wife. 

IV. Dr. Thomas Walker, of Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., 
Va. , third child and second son of Thomas Walker, of King and 
Queen County, Va., and Susanna [Peach}"], his wife, grandson 
(?) of Thomas Walker, of Gloucester County, Va., progenitor of the 
Walker Family in Virginia, name of his wife unknown, was born 
at the second-named place, 25th January, 1T15, and removed to the 
first-named place, where he died 9th November, 1794, aged 79 years 
and nearh' 10 months. 

He was probably the first white man that ever entered Kentucky, having 
gone there in 1750. or thirteen years before Daniel Boone. His diary from 16th 
March to 13th July, 17.")U, regarding one of his western expeditions was pub- 



CASTLE HILL. 201 

lished, 1888, in Boston, at the instance of William C. Rives, Esq., of the Ameri- 
can Historical Association. The missing portion of the original MS. is in the 
possession of the widow Thomas W. Page, of Albemarle County, Va. Dr. 
Walker's hatchet, with which he marked trees that formed the boundary lines 
of tlie lands purchased by him from the Indians, was found several years ago in 
Kentucky, where he had lost it. It was marked "T. W.,'' and is said to be 
now in a museum in Ijouisville, Ky. 

Walkers Mountains, in Southwest Virginia, are probably named after Dr. 
Thomas Walker. On his way to Kentucky, al)out IT.IO, lie gave the name to 
Cumberland Gap and Cumberlautl River, in honor of the Duke of Cumberland, 
who routed the rebels at the battle of Culloden about 1747. 

On the 10th October, 1774, the Indians, under their chief, Cornstalk, were 
defeated b}- the Colonial troops under the command of Andrew Lewis, at the 
Battle of Point Pleasant. This place is situated on the right bank of the 
Great Kanawha River, at its junction with the Ohio River, in what is now 
called West Virginia. 

The cause of this battle appears to have been disaffection on the part 
of the Indians with the Treaty of Lancaster, as well as others that were 
subsequently made in confirmation of it. The Treaty of Lancaster was made 
on the 2d July, 1744, between representatives of the Six Nations of Indians 
and Commissioners of His Majesty, George II. By this treaty the Indians 
agreed forever to abandon all claim to any territory within the Colony of Vir- 
ginia. The Treaty of Lancaster, and several other documents, which are writ- 
ten on parchment, and were in the possession of Dr. Thomas Walker, are now 
in the possession of the widow of Thomas Walker Page, of Keswick (Turkey 
Hill), Albemarle Co., Va. , they having come to him through his mother, Jane 
Frances Walker Page, the granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Walker. The follow- 
ing is a copy of the Treat}' of Lancaster : 

"To all people to whom these presents shall come. 

Canasateego, Tachanoontia, Joneehat, Caxhayiou, Torachdadun, Neeco- 
kanyhak, and Rociniwuclito, Sachems or chiefs of the nation of the Onondagas, 
Saquesonyunt, Gachiaddodon, Hucdsaly-akon, Rowanhohiso, Osochquah, and 
Seayenties, Sachems or chiefs of the nation of Cahugas, Svvadany alias Stucke- 
limy Onechuaagua, Onoch-Kally dawy, alias Watsathua, Toliashwaniarorow, 
Aniyhoctkhaw, and Tear-Haasuy, Sachems or chiefs of the nations of the Tus- 
caroras, Tanasanegoes, & Tanichuintees, Sachems or chiefs of the nation of the 
Senikers send Greeting. 

Whereas the six United nations of Indians laying claim to some Lands in 
the Colony of Virginia, signified their Willingness to enter into a Treaty con- 
cerning the same, Whereupon Thomas Lee Esqr, a member in Ordinary of his 
Majesty's honourable Council of State and one of the Judges of the Sujireme 
Court of Judicature in that Colony, and William Beverly Esqr, Colonel and 
County Lieutenant of the Coimty of Orange, and one of the representatives of 
the people in the house of Burgesses of that Colony, were deputed by the Gov- 



302 WALKER FAMILY. 

ernor of the said Colony as Commissioners to Treat with the said Six nations or 
tlieir Deputies, Sachems or chiefs as well of, and concerning the said claim as 
to renew their covenant chain between the said Colony and the said Six nations, 
and the said Commissioners, having met at Lancaster, in Lancaster County, 
and Province of Pensylvauia, and as a foundation for a Stricter amity & Peace 
at their Juncture, agreed with the said Sachems or Chiefs of the said Six Na- 
tions, for a Disclaimer and Renunciation of all their Claim or Pretence of right 
whatsoever of the said Six Nations and an Acknowledgement of the Right of 
our Sovereign, the King of Great Britain, to all the Land in the Colony of 
Virginia. Now know ye that for and in consideration of the Sum of four hun- 
dred pounds current Money of Pensylvania paid and delivered to the above- 
named Sachems or Chiefs partly in Goods and partly in Gold Money by the 
said Commissioners, they the said Sachems or Chiefs on behalf of the said Six 
Nations do liereby renounce and disclaim not only all the Right of the said 
Six Nations, but also recognize and acknowledge the right and Title of our Sov- 
ereign, the King of Great Britain, to all the Lands within the said Colony as 
it is now or hereafter may be peoj^led and owned by his said Majesty, our Sov- 
ereign Lord, the King, his heirs and possessors. In Witness whereof the said 
Sachems or Chiefs for themselves and on behalf of the people of the Six Nations 
aforesaid, have hereunto put their hands and Seals the Second day of July, in 
the Eigliteenth Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second of 
Great Britain etc. , and in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred 
and forty-four. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered ) 
In the Presence of ( 

EwD. Jennings, Conrad Weisor, Interpreter 

P. Thomas Edw° Smout 

P. King William Marshe. 

Tho' Colvil 
James Hamilton 
•Rich" Peters 



W^' Logan 
Jno. Tayloe Jun""- 
Phil. Lud. Lee 
Presby Thornton 
Nat. Rigby 



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204 WALKER FA3IILY. 

Virginia ss' 

At a General Court held at the Capitol the 25th day of October, 1744. 
This Deed Poll was proved by the oaths of Edmund Jennings Esqr. Philip 
Lud. Lee, and William Black three of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be 
Recorded. 

Teste Ben. Waller C. G C. 
A Copy 

Teste 

Peter Pelhaji Jun. & 
Ben. Waller C. G C. 

The Capitol of Virginia in those days was at Williamsburg, 
James City County. 

It apjjears from the foregoing Treaty of Lancaster that the claim 
to all lands in the Colony of Virginia was purchased from the Indi- 
ans for the sum of four hundred pounds of Pennsylvania currenc}- 
(between twelve and fifteen hundred dollars), to be paid '• partty in 
Goods and partly in Gold Money," but especially "partly in Goods," 
no doubt, such as cheap whiskey, gunpowder, tobacco, and the like. 
This was, however, comparatively, a very large sum to pay for a 
sound title to all the land within the Colony of Virginia, v/hen we 
consider the fact that Manhattan Island, upon which the city of New 
York now stands, was purchased from the Indians by the Dutch for 
the sum of twenty-four dollars! Sharp bargains these, all done up 
as they were in due form according to law, and not far behind simi- 
lar jobs of the present day. 

Some of the Sachems probably became dissatisfied with the 
Treaty of Lancaster (made 2d July, 1744), and it appears that, sub- 
sequently, other treaties were made from time to time, confirming 
the Treatj^ of Lancaster. For instance, a " powwow " was held, for 
this object, at Loggstown (Ohio) in 1752. The following is a copj' 
of the parchment : 

Whereas at the Treaty of Lancaster, in the Coimty of Lancaster, and 
Province of Pensylvania, held between the Government of Virginia, and the 
Six United Nations of Indians in the Year of our Lord 1744, Thehou.'''" Thomas 
Lee and William Beverly Esqr, being Commissioners, a Deed Recognizing and 
acknowledging the right and Title of his Majesty our Sovereing Lord, the King 
of Great Britain, to all the Lands within the Colony of Virginia, as it was 
then or might be hereafter peopled and bounded by his said Majesty our Sov- 
ereign Lord the King, his heirs and successors, was signed sealed and delivered 



CASTLE HILL. 



205 



by the Sachems and Chiefs of the Six United Nations then present as may moi-e 
fully appear by the said Deed, reference thereto beinj^ had : We Conogareira, 
Chescaga, Cononsagret, Eaghnisance, Togrondoara, and Tliornarissa, Sachems 
and Chiefs of the said Six Nations now inCouncil at Loggstovvn, do hereby 
Signify our Consent to & Confirmation of the said Deed in as full and ample a 
manner as if tlie same was here recited, and whereas his Majesty., the King of 
Great Britain, has at present a Design of making a Settlement or Settlements 
of British-Subjects on the Southern or Eastern pai'ts of the River thus called 
otherwise Allegany, we in Council Joshua Fry, Lunsford Lomax, and James 
Patton Esq"^' being Commissioners on behalf of his Majesty, Do give our consent 
thereto and do further promise that the said Settlement or Settlements shall be 
unmolested by us, & that we will, as far as in our power, assist and Protect 
the British Subjects there inhabiting. 

In Witness whereof we have hereunto put our hands and Seals this thir- 
teenth dav of June in the Year of our Lord 1752. 



Signed Sealed and Delivered ) 
in the Presence of | 



William Trent 
Geo. Croghan 
Tho" McKee 



W^' Blyth 

Hugh Craavford 

W^' West 

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Christ" Gist 
W^' Preston 
Aaron Price 
Peter Foster 



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Virginia, ss' 

At a General Court held at the Court house in Williamsburg the 2d day of 
November 1752. 



206 WALKER FAMILY. 

This Deed Pf)ll was acknowledged by Montour Eaghnisara one of the Sach- 
ems within named and was proved to be the Act and Deed of the said Sachems 
also within named by the oath of William Trent, and William Preston, Wit- 
nesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded. 

Teste Ben. Waller W. C W. 
A Copy 

Teste 

Peter Pelham, Jun"* & 
Bex. Waller C D G. Cur. 

The following are copies of parchments which explain them- 
selves. They have reference to the purchase of six millions of acres 
of land on the Ohio River by certain persons, among whom we find 
Dr. Thomas Walker and his two sons, John Walker and Thomas 
Walker, Jr. 

This Indenture made this thirtieth day of July in the year of Our Lox-d 
One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Seven Between George Croghan 
Escf, of Fort Pitt in the State of Virginia of the one part, and Thomas Walker, 
John Walker, Thomas Walker Jun% Nicholas Lewis, George Gilmer, Mathew 
Maury, Reuben Lindsay, of the County of Albemarle, Henry Fry, of the County 
of Culpepper and Joseph Horusby, of the City of Williamsburg, in the State 
aforesaid, of the other part WITNESSETH. Whereas the aforementioned George 
Croghan Esqr did on the tenth day of July, Anno Domini One Thousand Seven 
hundred and Seventy five, purchase of the Chiefs or Sachems of the Six United 
Nations of Indians a Certain Tract or Parcel of land in fee marked by Certain 
Boundaries and Containing by Estimation Six Million of Acres, all which will 
fully appear by a ti'ue and Accurate Copy of the Deed of the aforesaid purchase 
hereto annexed, recourse being thereunto had. Now this Indenture WITNESS- 
ETH that the said George Croghan Esq' hath for and in Consideration of the 
Sum of five thousand Spanish Dollars, to him in hand paid, the Receijit whereof 
he doth hereby acknowledge, Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Enfeoffed and deliv- 
ered, and by these Presents doth Bargain, Sell, Alien, Enfeoff" and deliver unto 
the aforesaid Thomas Walker, John Walker, Thomas Walker Jun', Nicholas 
Lewis, George Gilmer, Mathew Maury, Reuben Lindsay, Henry Fiy, and Joseph 
Hornsby, one Clear Eight and Fortieth part of the Tract or Parcel of Land of 
the Six United Nations of Indians purchased as heretofore-mentioned, and as 
by the annexed Deed described, to them, their Heirs and Assigns forever : not 
as Joint Tenants but Tenants in Common, in the Proportions hereafter to be 
mentioned, that is to say to the afores'^ John Walker one full Sixth part of the 
land hereby Conveyed, to the aforesaid Thomas Walker Jun"^ one full Seventh 
part of the Premises hereby Conveyed, to the aforesaid Thomas Walker one 
full Eighth part of the Land hereby Conveyed, and all the Rest and Residue of 
the Land hereby Conveyed after the deducting of the aforesaid three Shares to 
be divided among Thomas Walker, Nicholas Lewis, George Gilmer, Mathew 



CASTLE HILL. 207 

Maury, Reuben Lindsay, Henry Fiy, and Joseph Hornsbj', two Shares to the 
said Thomas Walker, and to the others one full share each, the land so to be 
laid otf as to allow the aforementioned Grantees their Just proportion on the 
River, To have and to hold the aforesaid Land together with all and Singular, 
the Profits, Priviledges, Immunities and Hereditaments thereunto belonging or 
in any wise appertaining in the Proponions heretofore Specified, them the 
aforesaid Thomas Walker, John Walker. Thomas Walker Jun^ Nicholas Lewis, 
George Gilmer. Mathew ]Maury, Reuben Lindsay, Henry Fry, and Joseph 
Hornsby. their Heirs and Assigns forever, not as Joint Tenants but as Tenants 
in Common according to the true intent and meaning of this Indenture. In 
Testimony whereof the aforesaid George Croghan hath hereunto set his hand 
and affixed his Seal the date first-above written. 

Sealed and Delivered ) 
In the Presence of ( 
George Rootes 
Barnard Gratz 
Strother Jones 
Thomas Edmondson Jun« 



William Cooper 

Geo. Croghan [seal] 

J. Peyton Jun" 



Received of John Walker Esq", one of the Grantees within mentioned, the 

within mentioned Consideration Money full this 30th day of Julj- 1777. 

Geo. Croghan. 
Teste 

Geo. Rootes, 

Barnard Gratz. 

Memorandl^m. 

Livery and Seisin made at the dating and ensealing the within Presents 

Geo. Croghan. 
Teste 

Geo. Rootes 

Strother Jones. Thomas Edmondson Jun''- 

William Cooper 

J. Peyton Jun'' 

Croghan \ 

to [. Deed. 

Walker & al. ) 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greeting : 

Know ye that we Kayathsuda, Tiendenago, Guitogunt, Oquncequago, 
Tegurahogo and Saquonea, Chiefs and Sachems of the Six United Nations of 
Indians, and being and effectually Representing all the Tribes of the said Six 
United Nations send Greeting. Now know' ye therefore that we the said 
Chiefs or Sachems of the Six United Nations in full Council at Fort Pitt as- 
sembled  for and in Consideration of the Sum of Twelve Thousand Spanish 
Dollars, or value thereof in merchandize to us in hand paid by George Croghan, 



208 WALKER FAMILY. 

the Receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge : and for and in Consideration 
of the great Justice and Integrity of the said George Croghan, Used and Exer- 
cised by him towards the Six Nations and their Allies in all his Publick and 
Private Conduct and Transactions wherein they have been Concerned, Have 
Granted, Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Released, Enfeoffed, Ratified and fully 
Confirmed a Certain Tract or Parcel of Land Beginning at the Shore on the 
South side of the River Ohio, Opposite the mouth of French Creek or Beef 
River, thence down the said River Ohio on the South side thereof Opposite the 
mouth of Big Beaver Creek, thence on a straight or direct line, across the said 
River Ohio, to the mouth of the said Beaver Creek, thence along the said Beaver 
Creek on the northerly side of the same, to an Old Indian Town, known by the 
name of Kaskaskias, thence up a Branch of the said Beaver Creek, known by 
the name of Shinango, and on the northerl}' side of the same to the Head or 
Termination of the said Branch, thence on a Straight or direct line to the head 
of French Creek, or Beef River, thence down the said Creek or River, on the 
Southerly side of the same, to the mouth thereof, and from thence in a Straight 
or direct Line across the River Ohio to the place of Beginning, Containing, by 
Estimation, Six Millions of Acres, be the same more or less. And by these 
Presents do Grant, Bargain, Sell, Alien, Release, Enfeoff. Ratify and fully 
Confirm unto the Said George Croghan, his Heirs and Assigns all the above 
described Tract or Parcel of Land, Granted or intended to be Granted, and 
also the Mines, Minerals, Ores, Trees, Islands, Woods, Underwoods, Waters, 
Watercourses, Profits, Commodities, Advantages, Rights, Liberties, Priviledges, 
Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Tract or Parcel of 
Land belonging or in anywise Appertaining, and also the Reversion and Rever- 
sions, Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Issues and Profits thereof, and all the 
Estate Right of Title, Intei'est, Use, Property, Possession, Claim and demand 
of us the said Kayathsuda, Tiendenago, Guitogunt, Oquncequago, Tegurahogo, 
and Saquonea, Chiefs or Sachems aforesaid, and of all and every Other Person 
and Persons whatsoever of or belonging to the said Nations of, in, to, and out 
of the Premises and every part and Parcel thereof To have and to hold the 
said Tract or Parcel of Land, and all and Singular the said Granted or Bar- 
gained Premises with the Appurtenances unto the said George Croghan, his 
Heirs and Assigns forever, and the said Kayathsuda, Tiendenago, Guitogunt, 
Oquncequago, Tegvirahogo, and Saquonea, for themselves and for the Six 
United Nations and all and every Nation and Nations, and their and every one 
of their Posterities, the said Tract of Land and Premises and every part thereof 
against them the said Kayathsuda, Tiendenago, Guitogunt, Oquncequago, 
Tegurahogo, and Saquonea and against the Six United Nations and their Trib- 
utaries and Dependents and all and every one of their Posterities unto the said 
George Croghan, his Heirs and Assigns shall and will Warrant and forever 
defend by these Presents, Provided always nevertheless, and it is the true in- 
tent and meaning of these Presents that the said George Croghan, his Heirs, 
Executors, Administrators and Assigns shall not make any Settlements on the 
above described or mentioned Tract or Parcel of Land for the term of Fifteen 
Years, unless the Indians settled in that part of the Country shall remove far- 



CASTLE HILL. 



209 



ther down the River Ohio to a better Hunting Country, anj- thing herein Con- 
tained to the Contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding. 

In Witness whereof we the said Chiefs and Sachems in behalf of ourselves 
Respectivel}-. and in behalf of the whole Six United Nations aforesaid, have 
hereunto set our hands and Seals in the Presence of tlie Persons subscribing as 
Witnesses hereunto, at a (Congress held at Fort Pitt this tenth day of July in 
the vear of our Lord, One Tliousand Seven hundred and Seventy five. 



marlc 



Sealed and Delivered j 
In the Presence of us. ) 

John Campbell 
Thomas Hosier 



Kavathsuda. . .Senecas 



Tiendenago OKondagas 




[L. S.] 



[L. S.] 



the Mount" 



mark 



John .^ ;Mainor. interpreter / ^ . ^ , 

■^ . *i r- , Guitogunt. .Cavhugas 

— to the Crown n " . o 

mark 



A correct copy taken from Oquncecpiago . . .Oneidas 
the original 



Teste 

Geo. Rootes. 



Tegurahago . . . Mohawks 



Saquonea . . . Tuscaroras 




[L. S.] 



[L. S.] 



Ll. S.J 



[L. S.] 



the Cross 

In one of the above-mentioned documents Fort Pitt is referred 

to as being in the State of Virginia. It appears that Virginia and 

Pennsylvania both claimed it, the former under a charter from 

James I, and the latter under a charter from Charles II. On Aug. 

31, 1779, commissioners appointed b}" the two provinces met in 

Baltimore, and agreed upon the boundary, which was duly ratified 

by their respective legislatures. Since that time Pittsburg has 

remained in Pennsylvania. 
14 



210 WALKER FAMILY. 

The following are copied from parchments having reference to 
comparative!}' small tracts of land in the counties of Albemarle and 
Louisa : 

George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland 
King Defender of the Faith &c. To ^ll to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting. Know ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations, but more 
Especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Twenty Five shillings of good 
and Lawful Money, for our Use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues 
in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, We have Given, Granted, and 
Confirmed, and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors, Do Give, 
Grant, and Confirm, unto Thomas Walker, one certain Tract or Parcel of Land 
Containing two hundred and twenty six acres, lying and being in the County 
of Albemarle, in the Coves and on the Ridges of one of the Ragged Mountains, 
and bounded as followeth to wit ; Beginning at Pointers in Thomas Fitzpatrick's 
line running thence along the same North thirty two Degrees and a half East 
one hundred and twenty Poles to a Chestnut Oak, North eighty nine Degrees 
East one liundred and twenty four Poles to Pointers in Samuel Gay's Line, and 
with his Lines North twenty nine Degrees East one hundred and seventy eight 
Poles to Pointers, South eighty nine Degrees West one hundred and forty Poles 
to Pointers thence new lines. South fifty three Degrees West eighty nine Poles 
to Poiutei's, South thirty six Degrees West one hundred and eighty five 
Poles to Pointers in Jacob Moon's line. South thirty nine Degrees East eighty 
Poles to the Beginning. With all Woods, Under Woods, Swamps, Marshes, 
Low-grounds, Meadows, Feedings, and his due Share of all Veins, Mines and 
Quarries, as well discovered as not discovered, within the Bounds aforesaid 
and being Part of the said Quantity of Two hundred and twenty six Acres of 
Land, and the Rivers, Waters, and Water Courses therein contained, together 
with the Privileges of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing, Fowling, and all other 
Profits, Commodities, and Hereditaments whatsoever, to the same or any Part 
thereof belonging, or in any wise appertaining, To have, hold. Possess, and 
Enjoy, the said Tract or Parcel of Land, and all other the before granted Pre- 
mises, and ever}' Part thereof, with their and every of their Ai^purtenancas, 
unto the said Thomas Walker and to his Heirs and Assigns forever. To the only 
Use and Behoof of him, the said Thomas Walker, his Heirs, and Assigns for- 
ever, To be held of us our Heirs and Successors, as of our Manor of East Green- 
wich, in the County of Kent, in free and Common Soccage, and not in Capite 
or by Knights Service, Yielding and Paying unto us, our Heirs, and Succes- 
sors, for every fifty Acres of Land, and so proportionably for a lesser or greater 
Quantity than fifty Acres, the Fee Rent of one Shilling Yearly, to be paid upon 
the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, and also Cultivating and Improving 
three Acres part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned within three Years 
after the Date of these Presents. Provided always that if three Years of the 
said Fee Rent shall at anytime be in Arrear and Unpaid, or if the said Thomas 
Walker his Heirs or Assigns do not within the Space of three Years, next com- 



CASTLE HILL. 211 

ing after the Date of these Presents, Cultivate and Improve three Acres part of 
every fifty of the Tract above-mentioned. Then the Estate, hereby Granted shall 
Cease and be Utterly Determined, and thereafter it shall and may be Lawful 
to and for us our Heirs and Successors, to gi-ant the same Lands and Premises 
with the Appurtenances unto such other Person or Persons as we our Heirs and 
Successors shall think fit. Ix Witness whereof we have caused these our Let- 
ters Patent to be made. Witness our trusted and well beloved John Earl of 
Dunmore our Lieutenant and Governor General of our said Colony and Domin- 
ion at Williamsburg Under the Seal of our said Colony, the first Day of August, 
One thousand Seven hundred and Seveutj' two. In the twelfth Year of our 
Reign. Dunmore 



There is a similar parchment dated 20th June, 1772, and signed 
by Dunmore. It is a grant from George I IT. to Thomas Walker of 
350 acres of land 

" Lying and being in the County of Louisa on the Branches of Great Creek and 
bounded as followeth to wit: Beginning at Robert Sharp's Corner several pines, 
running thence, on his lines, North Sixty nine Degrees West one hundred 
l^oles to a pine, thence North nine Degrees East one hundred and Sixty eight 
Poles to Sharps Corner pine in Biggars line, thence on Biggar's line North 
twenty seven Degrees West tsventy four Poles to Mathew Launders 's Corner 
pine in Biggars Line, thence on Launders line South thirtj- nine Degrees East 
one hundred and eighty poles to William Hughson's Corner Pine on the Side 
of a hill in his line, thence on Hughson's line South foi^tj^ Degrees East twenty 
two Poles to a pine, thence South twelve Degrees West two hundred and eighty 
poles to a Corner pine in Graves's line, thence on Graves's line North Seventy 
Degi'ees East one hundred and eighty seven poles to his Comer White Oak by 
the side of a Branch, thence South twenty poles to Fords Corner three pines in 
his line, thence on Fords line East forty poles to a pine in his line, thence 
North twelve Degrees East one hundred and Seventy four Poles to the Begin- 
ning. " 

The price of this last-mentioned tract of land was thirtij-five 
shillings, which sum was paid hj Dr. Walker to the Receiver Gen- 
eral of the Revenues of the Colony, upon the same conditions with 
the preceding grant of 226 acres in Albemarle County. 



The following parchment, found among Dr. Walker's papers, 
has reference to a grant from George II. to one James Flanegen, of a 

" Certain Tract or parcel of Land containing two hundred and fifty acres lying 
and being in the Coimty of Louisa and bounded as followeth to wit ; Beginning 
at the said Flanegens Corner Pine in Silvanus Morris's line, thence on his line 



212 WALKER FAMILY. 

South sixty two Degrees West one hundred and ninety six Poles crossing three 
small branches of Bvinches Creek to his Corner two Spanish Oaks on the side of 
a Hill, thence new lines North sixty Degrees West one hundred and ninety six 
Poles to a Corner small Pine, thence North forty Degrees East one hundred and 
seventy two Poles to the beginning, " etc. 

The price of this piece of land was tiventy-five shillings upon 
the same conditions as the two preceding. It ends as follows : 

"Witness our Trusty and well beloved Sir William Gooch, Baronet, our 

Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion, at 

Williamsburg under the Seal of our said Colony, the twentieth day of August, 

One thousand seven hundred and forty seven, In the twenty first Year of our 

Reign. 

William Gooch. 



Dr. Walker probably received an academic education at the 
College of William and Marj", Virginia, but it is not known that he 
ever graduated in medicine. He probably served a certain length 
of time under some physician and was then licensed to practise by 
the County or other authorities, according to law. An original bill 
rendered by him for medical services in the case of Peter Jefferson, 
father of President Thomas Jefferson, U. S., was for many years 
to be seen at Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. 

Fredericksburg, situated on the Rappahannock River, Spottsylvania 
County, Va. , was, at that time, like Yorktowu, a point to which goods were 
directly imported from England. At Turkey Hill, Albemarle Co. , Va. , Thomas 
W. Page, Esqr. , has in his possession an old-fashioned tall clock that has in- 
scribed on its face "Thomas Walker, Fredericksburgh, Va." 

Dr. Walker is said to have been Commissary General of the Virginia troops 
under Washington in Braddock's army, and he was present at the defeat of 
the latter in 1755, near the present Pittsburg, Pa. When he returned to Castle 
Hill from this expedition, he brought with him a stallion that lived to be 
forty-eight years old. 

William C. Rives, Esq. , of Newport, R. I. , has in his possession the frag- 
ment of a letter from Mr. Jackson, of Fredericksburg, Va. , to Dr. Thomas 
Walker, written a shoi-t time after Braddock's defeat. In this letter Mr. Jack- 
son inquires after Dr. Walker's health and also that of Col. (afterward Gen- 
eral) George Washington. He concludes by saying that "if he had not known 
of Braddock's defeat and had read that the Royal forces had been so badly 
beaten by half naked savages, he would have disbelieved it and would have 
burned ye book. " 

Dr. Thomas Walker and Andrew Lewis were appointed Commissioners on 



CASTLE HILL. 21:5 

the part of the government of Virginia to treat witli the Six Nations of In- 
dians at Fort Stanwix, New York, in 1768. There were also Commissioners 
from New York, and this ti-eaty occurred during the administration of Governor 
Johnson of New York. 

Dr. Tliomas Waiker and liis son, John AValker, were Commissioners on the 
part of Virginia to treat with the Indians at Pittsburg, Penn., about 1777, 
the object being to conciliate them during the war of the Revolution. Com- 
missioners were also appointed by the American Government. Dr. Thomas 
"Walker was the president of the meeting 

Dr. Walker was a member of tlie Virginia House of Burgesses in 1775, for 
organizing a plan of defence, and was also placed on the second General Com- 
mittee of Safety (see Journal of Convention, I6th Dec, 1775). He was also, in 
1778, Commissioner with David Smith, on the part of Virginia, to complete 
the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina, from Steep Rock Creek 
to the Tennessee line. 

In 1728, Col. William Byrd, William Daudridge. and Richard Fitz Williams, 
with Thomas and Mayo, as surveyors, ran the boundarj- line between Virginia 
and North Carolina, from the sea-coast to Peter's Creek, now in Patrick County, 
Va. , a distance of about 240 miles. In 1749, Col. Joshua Fry and Peter Jeffer- 
son (father of Thomas Jefferson who was President U. S.) were commissioned 
on the part of Virginia to continue the line from Peter's Creek to Steep Rock 
Creek — about 40 miles. Lastly, it was completed to the Tennessee line, in 1778, 
as above-mentioned. The total length is about 320 miles. The last portion of 
the line surveyed is still known as Walker" s line. 

Colonel Byrd's MS. of his part of the work is at Lower Brandon, on James 
River, Prince George County, Va. It is neatly bound in book fox-mand a num- 
ber of copies have been printed. 

It may be stated here that Peter's Creek in Patrick County, Petersburg in 
Dinwiddle County, and Peter's Mountain in Albemarle County, Va. , are said 
to have been named after Peter Jefferson, the father of President Thomas Jef- 
ferson, U. S. 

Dr. Walker was intimateh' connected both by public and private 
relations with Gen. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, to 
the latter of whom he was guardian. Dr. Walker was married 
twice, and both of his wives were second cousins (or first cousins once 
removed) of Gen. George Washington in the following way: 

Col. John Washington and Laurence Washington, sons of 
Leonard Washington, of Wharton, Count}' Lancaster, England, 
and Anne, his wife, emigrated to America together in 1659. They 
settled in Westmoreland County, Va., and became the progenitors 
of the Washington families in that State. Gen. George Washing- 
ton was descended from Col. John Washington by his second wife, 



21-1: WALKER FAMILY. 

Anne Pope, of Bridges Creek, Westmoreland Co., Va., as follows: 
Col. John Washington and Anne Pope, his second wife, had, among 
other children, Laurence Washington, who married, about 1080, 
Mildred Warner, of Gloucester County, Va., and had by her three 
children, viz. : 

(1) John Washington, mai-ried, about 1712, Catherine Whiting, of 
Gloucester County, Va. Had a large family, of whom Catherine 
married Fielding Lewis. 

(3) Augustine Washington, married, first, 20th April, 1715, Jane But- 
ler, and secondly, 6th March, 173J-, Marj- Ball, by whom he had, 
among others. Gen. George Washington, born 22d February, 1732, 
and Col. Samuel Washington. 

(3) Mildred Washington, who married, first, about 17Uo, Roger Greg- 
ory, of King and Queen County, Va. , "and had by him 3 daugli- 
ters, Frances, Mildred, and Elizabeth, who married 3 brothers, Col. 
Francis Thornton. Col. John Thornton, and Reuben Thornton, all 
of Spottsylvania County. Va. She had for her second husband Col. 
Henrj' Willis, of Fredericksburgh, Va., and by him the present 
Col. Lewis W^illis, of Fredericksburgh" (See Gen. Geo. Washing- 
ton's letter, dated 2d May, 1792). 

Francis Thornton, progenitor of the Thornton Family in Vir- 
ginia, settled in Caroline County. He was the father of the above- 
named three brothers, viz. : 

(1) Col. John ThoiTiton, who married Frances Gregory, and had : (a) 
Mildred Thornton, who was the second of the five wives of Col. 
Samuel Washington, the brother of Gen. George Washington; (b) 
Elizabeth Thornton, who was the second wife of Dr. Thomas 
Walker. 

(2) Col. Francis Thornton married INIildred Gregory, and had Mildred 
Thornton, who married Charles Washington, brother of Gen. George 
Washington. 

(3) Reuben Thornton married Elizabeth Gregorj'. His daughter, Mil- 
dred, married,, first, in 1738, Nicholas Meriwether, by whom she 
had one child, viz. : Mildred Meriwether, born 19th May, 1739 ; 
married Colonel Syme, of Hanover County, Va. Nicholas Meri- 
wether died, and his widow, Mildred Thornton Meriwether, mar- 
ried, secondly, in 1741, Dr. Thomas Walker, of Castle Hill. Albe- 
marle Co., Va., and was his first wife. 

It will thus be seen that the mothers of Dr. Walker's two wives were sis- 
ters, who were first cousins of Gen. George Washington, and that Dr. Walker's 
tA\'o wives were themselves first cousins, who were second cousins (or first 
cousins once removed) of Gen. George Washington. 



CASTLE HILL. 215 

According to some statements. Col. Samuel Washington's second wife was 
Mildred, daugliter of Col. Francis Tliornton. 

Dr. Thomas Walker, by marrying the widow Meriwether, be- 
came possessed of the Castle Hill estate, comprising about 11,000 
acres of land in Albemarle County, Va., which originally was part 
of a grant of land from George II. to a certain (Nicholas?) Meri- 
wether. Subsequently the estates of Turkey Hill, Peachylorum, 
Belvoir, Kinloch, etc., were cut off from the original Castle HiU 
estate for Dr. Walker's children and grandchildren. 

The exact date of the founding of the Castle Hill House is not certainly 
known. The old part of the present house was not quite finished in 1764, wlien 
Hon. Francis AValker was born. Dr. Walker must, therefore, have lived in 
some other house previous to that time, which has been removed. He proba- 
bly lived at Fredericksburg, Va.. up to the time of his removal to Castle Hill. 
The house built by Dr. Walker, and which w^as nearly finished in 1764, fronted 
northwest, toward the mountain ; but in 1824 an addition was built by Hon. 
William C. Rives, so that the house then fronted southeast. The two wings, 
or greenhouses, were added by Mr. Rives in 1840. 

The following inscriptions were copied from tombstones in the Walker 
burj-ing-ground at Castle Hill, by Dr. ^yilliam C. Rives of New York, 16th 
May, 1889: 

My Father I H S My Mother 

Col : Francis jMy Brother Mrs. Jane Byrd 

W^ALKER Thomas Hugh WALKER 

Born at Castle WALKER Born (Nelson) 

Hill June 22, 1764 Born May 1800 May 1775 

Died March 1806 Died Sep : 1807 Died Jan. 1808 

[On foot-stone.] [On foot-stone.] [On foot-stone.] 

F.W. T.H.W. J. B. W. 

According to Dr. Rives, the situation of the graves could only be conjec- 
tured by the position of the stones, some of which had fallen down. No other 
graves could be made out. They were inclosed by a brick wall, the entrance 
of which was px'obably formerly occupied by a gate, but which was perfectly 
open. 

What is known as the Albemarle Pippin, probably the most deliciously 
flavored apple in the world, is nothing more than the Newtown Pipi^in of New 
York State, which is said to have been introduced into Albemarle County, Va. , 
by Dr. Thomas Walker. The climate of Albemarle and nature of the soil are 
peculiarly adapted to the perfection of this justly celebrated fruit. These 
apples are so delicate that they decay very easily, and hence each apple should 
be culled separately and carefully packed in clean hay for preservation. 



216 WALKER FAIIILY. 

It was on the 4th of Juue, 1781, according to Lossing (see "Field Book of 
the Revolution") , when Tarleton, with his British troopers, on their way to 
Charlottesville, Va., appeared at Castle Hill and demanded breakfast. Among 
the rebels surprised there were William and Robert, brothers of Gov. Thomas 
Nelson, of Yorktown, Va. , and Francis Kinloch. In their attempt to escape, 
the latter was pursued into the vineyard field by a British soldier, who shouted, 
"Stop, cousin Frank: you know I could always beat you running." Where- 
upon the cousin Frank surrendered to an old acquaintance and relative. 

Living at Castle Hill at that time was a colored lad, about eleven years old, 
named Thomas Wilkes. Dr. Walker brought him to Castle Hill from King and 
Queen County, Va. , and subsequently employed him as his body servant. He 
was also at one time fifer of the Eighty-eighth Virginia Regiment. He lived 
to an old age, and became known far and near as "Uncle Tom." He died about 
1860, aged about 90 years. 

According to Uncle Tom, Tarleton's men were mostly ai-med with halberds 
and spontoous. They are a sort of spear, and samples of these weapons are 
seen in the Tower of London, in tlie room called The Horse Armory. Tarleton 
was on his way to Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. , Va. , having received ordex's 
from Cornwallis to capture Gov. Thomas Jefferson (afterward President United 
States) , and members of the Virginia Legislature, there assembled. 

Tarleton was detained at Castle Hill about the breakfast, for more reasons 
than one. The cook stated that the soldiers forcibly carried off the food as fast 
as she could prepare it. This put Tarleton out of humor, and when he was 
told that some of his men were breaking open the stables and stealing the 
horses, he lost all patience and beanie furious. The culprits were seized, and, 
according to Uncle Tom, punished in a terrible manner. Having been stripped 
to the waist, they were bound across tobacco hogsheads. In this position they 
were flogged with a perforated sole-leather paddle. The screams of the unfor- 
tunate creatures attested the severity of the punishment ; but none except those 
who have heard Uncle Tom imitate their cries can fully appreciate it. 

Meantime, a Mr. Jewitt, or Jouitte, of Louisa County, had ridden on ahead, 
and informed Governor Jefferson, who barely had time to escape into the 
woods. According to Lossing, op. cit. , Tarleton had pushed on to Castle Hill, 
"where he understood many influential Virginians were assembled. Several 
of these were captured, among whom were William and Robert, brothers of 
Gov. Thomas Nelson. . . . The delay for breakfast at Dr. Walker's was 
sufficient to allow most of the members of the Legislature at Charlottesville to 
escape. Mr. Jefferson had not been gone ten mihutes when the British troopers 
rode up and found the Monticello mansion deserted. " . 

According to Uncle Tom, Dr. Walker was accustomed to meet with Indian 
chiefs under an oxheart cherry tree that stood in the then rear of the house, 
but which subsetjuently died, and was removed about 1854. He said that he 
never heard the Indians talk much, as they eyed him very suspiciously. He, 
however, remembered to have heard one of the Sachems say with much excite- 
ment. " DOMI-NICKAH-HEE-HAY-SKEESH-SKEESH ! " 

Uncle Tom used to say that Dr. Walker had a remarkable dog named Bow- 



CASTLE HILL. 217 

ser. Tlie doctor went out once upon a tinie aud remained absent among the 
Indians for the space of seven years. Upon his i-eturu to Castle Hill one even- 
ing, his dog, who had not seen liini in all that time, recognized his voice, and 
broke through a shutter in getting out of a room to meet him. The identical 
shutter was at Castle Hill in 1852, and Uncle Tom always took great pride in 
showing it. 

He also used to say that Dr. Walker was very careful with everything that 
might V)e of use. On a c(>rtain occasion he was going to split a nice piece of 
timber for kindling wood, but the doctor saw him aud bade him put it into 
the barn. "If it is not wanted for some useful purpose in seven j-ears, " said 
he, " go there then and turn it over. " 

It may be said of Uncle Tom. that whenever he was much pleased with 
any one, he had a peculiar way of expressing his hope of seeing him again 
soon upon his taking leave, thus: "Good mornin'. sir. I shall see you again, 
as the bull said to the haystack I " 

For a history of Walker's Parish, in the County of Albemarle, see Bishop 
Meade, ojj. cit., Vol. II., p. 41 et seq. "Thomas Jefferson (afterward President 
United States) and Nicholas Meriwether, " says Bishop Meade, " laid off two 
acres for Walker's Church, by order of the Ve.^.try of Fredericksville Parish. 
The land was given by Dr. Thomas Walker. An old mountain chapel stood 
here first, the age of which is not known, " etc. The old mountain chapel was 
succeeded by Walker's Church, which, in 1855, was replaced by the beautiful 
Gothic edifice known as Grace Church. This building, an ornament of which 
any community maj' be proud, is made of freestone, quarried in the neighbor- 
hood, and the interior is finished off with carved oak and Virginia pine. The 
windows are of stained glass. The three marble tablets that stand in the rear 
of the chancel were the gift of the late Mrs. Henry Sigourney (Amelie Louise 
Rives) , of Boston, Mass. , who was lost on the ill-fated steamer Ville du Havre, 
22d November, 1873. These tablets are framed in carved oak, and have in- 
scribed ui5on them the Ten Commandments. Lewis Eogers, of New York, gave 
$3,000. The bell in the to\ver was presented by David Sears, Esq., of Boston, 
Mass. It weighs 1,575 pounds, aud was cast by Mr. Hooper, of that city. 

On the 1st January, 1845, according to the record on the Vestiy-book of 
Walker's Parish, Albemarle Co. , Va. , Dr. Mann Page, of Turkey Hill, Francis 
K. Nelson, Esq. , of Cloverfields, Hon. William C. Rives, of Castle Hill, aud 
James Terrell, Esq. , of Music Hall, residents of the said parish, w-ere appointed 
a committee to take such necessary measures as they might deem exjiedient, 
for commencing and proceeding with the building of a new church. Owing 
to the estimated cost of the building, however, the corner-stone was not laid 
until about 1848. Soon after this occurred, Hon. William C. Rives was ap- 
pointed American Minister to France, and was absent four years. Meantime, 
Dr. Mann Page and James Terrell, Esq. , both died, so that for some time the 
work was postponed. Hon. William C. Rives returned to Castle Hill in the 
autumn of 1853, and it was chiefly dvie to the energy and devotion of Mrs. 
Rives that the building was completed early in 1855. It was named Grace 
Church, and was consecrated on the 9th May. 1855, by Bishop William Meade, 



318 WALKER FAMILY. 

of Virginia. Edward C. Mead, of Keswick, Thomas W. Page, of Turkey Hill, 
and Charlotte N. Meriwether, of Kiuloch (afterward the second wife of Thomas 
J. Randolph, Jr.), all of Albemarle County, Va. , were the first persons ever 
confirmed in the new building. They were confirmed by Bishop William 
Meade, of Virginia, who laid his hands first on Edward C. Mead. The first 
marriage occurred on March 15th, 1855, and was that of James Terrell Bacon, 
of Boston, Mass. , to Miss Susan Stanford Lewis, of Albemarle. Their daughter 
Susie recently married Mr. Money, of Albemarle Co. , Va. 

In 1889 a tablet was placed in the church by the vestry, at the 
expense of Dr. R. C. M. Page, givmg the date of its corner-stone 
laying and consecration. The following is an exact copy : 

GRACE CHURCH 

WALKER'S PARISH, ALBEMARLE COUNTY, 
VIRGINIA. 

►:- 

The Corner- Stone was laid 

5"' Oct. 1848, 

By the Rev. E. BOYDEN, 

Who was Called to this Parish in 1839, 

And was its Faithful Rector 

During Forty-one Years. 

The Building, 

First Opened for Divine Service 

22'"' April 1855, 

WAS Consecrated 

To the Worship of God 

On the Q"- of May of the Same Year 

By the Rt. Rev. WILLLIAM MEADE, D. D. 

Bishop of Virginia. 

•J- 

The Vestry Have Caused 

This Commemorative Tablet 

To be Erected A.D. 1889. 

The following clipping from the Charlottesville Jeffersonian 
regarding the Albemarle court-honse will be of interest : 

Editors Jeffersonian : The question of a new Court-house being before the 

public, the following letter and account which my brother, Thos. W. Page, 

found among his great-grandfather's papers, may be of interest. 

Yours truly, 

Frederick W. Page. 
Charlottesville, February 25, 1886. 




(From an old photograph.) 

GRACE CHURCH, 

Walker's Parish, Albemarle Co., Va. 

Consecrated 9th May, 1855. 



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WALKER FAMILY. 



W"'BURG, March 6, 1762. 

Sir : Colonel Richard Eandolph has made application to me in Council in 
Relation to the Writ of adjournment for Alhemarle Court-house. He alledges 
that the Spot of Ground on w"'' it is agreed the Court-liouse should be placed, was 
improperly call'd Hughes's Land ; but that the property was in lien, he never 
having disposed of it to Hughes as was supposed. He further says that Mr. 
Hughes having some other Land not far off, advantage is proposed to be taken 
of the place having been call'd Hughes's Land, by setting the Court house on 
tliat Land belonging to Hughes. I should be very glad to know liow this affair 
stands, for if the Spot proposed is acquiesced in, let the Land be whose it may, 
I need not give the Council any trouble about it by laying it before them ; but 
if the point siiould be controverted, I must lay it before them for their Consid- 
eration and Determination thereon. 

From my thorough knowledge of you, I relj' on your setting this matter 



in its true Light to me, w"^'' will oblige 

Sir, 



To 3Ir. Commissary Walker. 



Your very humble 

Servant, 
Fran. : Fauquier. 



(Endorsed). "The Governor's Letter with y** copys of y* order of Court 
and Council for remov' v'' Court House. " 



DR. THOS. WALKER. 

Dr. Cr. 

1430 Acres Land @ £30 p. c. £439 . . . .Cash re'd of Stephen Hughes 

2 years rent 6 13 at twice £183 

Bal. due 258 

441 441 

Bal. per contra 258 Oct. 30, cash of Col. Tucker. .200 

Int. from Jan'y 6, to Oct. 30 10 9.7*. .. .Bal. due 68 9.7i 

268. 9. 7i 268. 9 1\ 

Bal. per contra 68.9 7^ 

1+ months' interest 8 6 



£68.18.U. . . .Dec. 20, order on Alex. Mc- 
Cawl £68 18 1* 



1762, Dec 30th, E. E. Richard Randolph. 

(Endorsed). "Col. Richard Randolph's acct. for ye Court-house Land." 



CASTLE HILL. 221 

Dr. Thomas Walker married, first, in 1741, Mildred Thornton, 
widow of Nicholas Meriwether, She was born 10th March, 1T21, 
and died IGth Nov., IT 78, aged 57 years, and was buried at Castle 
Hill. 

He married, secondly, about 1781, Elizabeth Thornton, first 
cousin of his first wife. There was no issue by this marriage. His 
second wife becoming a widow, married Alcock, a British officer, 
and removed from Castle Hill to Eldon, near Cobham, Albemarle 
Co., Va. In 1859 Eldon became the residence of Carter H. Page, 
Esq. Alcock had been a Revolutionary prisoner of war at Char- 
lottesville, same county, Va. 

While Dr. Walker was going to Fredericksburg, Va., to his 
second marriage, it is said that he was stopped by the British sol- 
diers whom he met on the way, but when they ascertained the object 
of his journey, thej' let him through their lines. The children by 
his first marriage w^ere as follows : 

1. Mar}' Walker ("Capt. Moll, of local tame."— Duke) , born at Castle Hill 

24th July, 1742 ; married, about 1760, Nicholas Lewis, grandfather of 
the late Capt. Robert Lewis, of Castalia, Albemarle Co., Va., who 
married, about 1835, Sally Craven, of Pen Park, same county. Of 
their children, Thomas Lewis married, 1874, Jane Walker Page, of 
Millwood. (See Page Family, North End.) 

2. Hon. John Walker, eldest son, born at Castle Hill, 13th February, 174| ; 

removed to Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va. , and married, about 1764, 
Elizabeth Moore. 

3. Susan Walker (called Suky), born at Castle Hill, 14th December, 1746; 

married, in June, 1764, Henry Fry, whose descendants now live in 
Albemarle County, Va. 

4. Thomas Walker, Jr., second and only son to have male issue, was 

born at Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. , 17th March, 174f, and re- 
moved to Indian Fields, same coimty. He married, about 1773, Mar- 
garet Hoops, of Pennsylvania. 

5. Lucj' Walker, born at Castle Hill, 5th May, 1751 ; married, about 1771, 

Dr. George Gilmer, of Pen Park, Albemarle Co. , Va. Children: 

(1) James Gilmer, born about 1772 ; died without issue. 

(2) Mildred Gilmer (called Milly) , born about 1774: married, about 
1794, Hon. William Wirt, Attomej'-General, author of the " British 
Spy," etc. 

(3) George Gilmer, born about 1776 ; married, about 1801, Miss Hud- 
son, and had (a) Thomas Walker Gilmer, Governor of Virginia, 
father of the late Rev. Thomas Walker Gilmer of the Presbyterian 



222 WALKER FAMILY. 

Church wlio married Patty Minor of Albemarle Co. , Va. , and died, 
leaving one child, Thomas Walker Gilmer ; Juliet Gilmer ; James 
Gilmer, lawyer, removed to Texas : and Lizzie Gilmer, married 
St. George Tucker, and their daughter married a son of ex -Presi- 
dent Tj^ler ; (t>) Christopher (called Kit) ; (e) John Harmer ; {d) 
Anne, married Peter McGhee ; (e) Mrs. Adams, who was the mother 
of Miss Mattie Adams; (/) Lucy married E. S. Pegram. Governor 
Gilmer was accidentally killed on board the Princeton, U. S. man- 
of-war, 28th February, 1844, by the bursting of a cannon. He was 
tlien Secretary U. S. Navy, his appointment having been made by 
President John Tyler, 14th February, 1844. Mr. Upshur, Secretary 
of State, was also killed at the same time. Mr. Gilmer was suc- 
ceeded by John Y. Mason as Secretary U. S. Navy, and Mr. Upshur 
by John C. Calhoun, as Secretary of State. Hon. William AVilkins, 
of Pennsylvania, was at that time Secretary of War. President Tyler 
and Hon. and Mrs. William C. Rives were on board when the sad 
accident occurred. 

(4) Peachy Gilmer, born about 1778, wife unknown. They had : (a) 
William Wirt Gilmer (called Billy Gilmer) ; died single. (6) 
Dr. Peachy Harmer Gilmer, married Isabella Walker ; (e) George 
H. Gilmer, Judge of Pittsylvania County ; (d) Francis W. Gilmer ; 
(e) Mrs. W^ilmer ; (/) Mrs. Emina Gilmer Breckinridge, of Bote- 
tourt County, Va. 

(5) Dr. John Gilmer, born about 1778; married, about 1805, Miss 
Minor, and had two daughters, one of whom died single; the other 
married Franklin Minor, whose descendants live in Albemarle 
County, Va. 

(6) Lucy Gilmer, born about 1782 ; married, about 1802, Peter Minor, 
of Albemarle County, Va. 

(7) Susan Gilmer, born about 1784. 

(8) Harmer Gilmer, born about 1786. 

(9) Francis Walker Gilmer, bom about 1788; unmarried; Pi'ofessor of 
Law at the University of Virginia, author and scholar. He was 
sent by Thomas Jefferson (ex-President United States) to England, 
for the purpose of procuring professors for the University of Vir- 
ginia, near Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., Va. 

6. Elizabeth Walker (called Betsey) , born at Castle Hill, 1st August, 1753; 

married, about 1778, Rev. Matthew Maury, second rector of old Walk- 
er's (now Grace) Churcli, in Walker's Parish, Albemarle Co., Va. , 
and had Reuben, Polly, Milly, Elizabeth, Kitty, John, Fontaine, 
Tliomas, and Walker. Their descendants live in Albemarle Count}', Va. 

7. Mildred Walker (called Milly), born at Castle Hill, 5th June. 1755;- 

married, about 1775, Joseph Hornsby, of Williamsburg, James City 
Co., Va. No issue. 

8. Sarah Walker, born at Castle Hill, 28th March, 1758 ; married, about 



BELVOIR. 323 

1778, Col. Reuben Lindsay, of Albemarle County. Va.. and was his 
first wife. Children : 

(1) Mildred Lindsay ; probably died single. 

(2) Sally Lindsay ; married, about 1810, her first cousin, Capt. James 
Lindsa> , of The Meadows, Louisa County, Va. He was the son of 
David Lindsay, who was the brother of Col. Reuben Lindsay. 
They had two children, one of whom died ; the other, Mildred 
Lindsay, married, 1837, Alexander Taylor, and died leaving two 
children, viz. : Sally Lindsay Taylor, who married, 1858, Col. John 
M. Patton, and died 1872, aged 34, leaving childi'en ; and Fannie 
Taylor, who was smothered to death by wheat in AVarwick & Barks- 
dale's flouring mill, in Richmond, Va., 1850, aged 13 years. 

9. Martha Walker, born at Castle Hill, 2d May, 17G0; married, about 1780, 

George Divers, of Farmington, Albemarle Co. , Va. No issue. 

10. Reuben Walker, born 8th October, 1762. died 23d August, 1765, aged 3 
years. 

11. Hon. Francis Walker, born at Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. , 22d 
June, 1764 ; resided there. He married, 1798, Jane Byrd Nelson, of 
Yoi-ktowu, Va. 

12. Peachy Walker, youngest, born at Castle Hill, 6th February, 1767 ; 
married, about 1787, Joshua Fiy, of Kentuckj', and had issue. Anne 
Fry, their daughter, married, about 1810, Mr. BuUit, of Kentucky, and 
had issue. Among the descendants of Joshua Fry and Peachy Walker, 
his wife, was James Speed, Attorney -General in Mr. Lincoln's cabinet. 

V. Hon. John Walker, of Belvoir, Albemarle Co., Va., 
eldest son and second child of Dr. Thomas Walker, of Castle Hill, 
same county, Va. , and Mildred Thornton, the widow of Nicholas 
Meriwether, his first wife, w^as born at Castle Hill, loth February, 
1744, and died 2d December, 1809, aged 65 years. He was buried 
at Belvoir, although his death occurred in a house near Madison's 
Mill, Orange Co., Va., some distance from Orange Court House, 
while he was on his waj" to Philadelphia, Pa., to undergo a surgi- 
cal operation. A ruptured artery was the immediate cause of his 
death. No operation had been performed. The hemorrhage oc- 
curred while Hon. Col. John Walker was in his carriage. He was 
speedily removed to the house aforesaid, but he expired a few moments 
afterward. His wife, Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Bernard Moore, 
of Chelsea, King William Co., Va., died about the same time — in 
December, 1809. She was ill at Belvoir when he left home for 
Philadelphia. Her sister, Anne Butler Moore, married, in 1770, 
Charles Carter, of Fredericksburg, Va. , and was his second wife. 



2->4 WALKER FAMILY. 

Their daughter, Anne Hill Carter, was born in IT 73, and married 
General Lee (Light Horse Harry), of Revolutionary fame. 

Tlie following is a copy of the correspondence between Dr. Thomas Walker 
and Bernard Moore, in regard to the marriage of Hon. Col. Jolm Walker to 
Elizabeth Moore : 

May 27th, 1764. 

Dear Sir: My son, I\lr. Jolm Walker, having informed me of his intention 
to pay his addresses to your daughter. Elizabeth, if lie should be agreeable to 
yourself, lady and daugliter. it may not be amiss to inform you what I feel 
my.self able to afford for their support, in case of an union. My affairs are in 
an uncertain state ; but I will promise one thousand pounds, to be paid in 
1766, and the further sum of two thousand pounds I promised to give him ; but 
the imcertainty of my i^resent affairs prevents my fixing on a time of payment 
— the above sums are all to be in money or lands arfd other effects, at the op- 
tion of mj- said son, John Walker. 

I am, sir, your humble servant, 

Thomas Walker. 
Col. Bernard Moore, Esqr. , 

in King William. 



May 2.^th, 1764. 

Dear Sir : Your son. Mr. Jolm Walker, applied to me for leave to make 
his addresses to my daughter, Elizabeth. I gave him leave, and told him at 
the same time that my affairs were in such a state that it was not in my power 
to pay him all the money this year that I intended to give my daughter, pro- 
vided he succeeded ; but would give him fi^e liundred pounds more as soon after 
as I could raise or get the money ; which sums you may depend I will most 
punctually pay to him. 

I am, sir, your obedient servant, 

Bernard Moore. 
To THOiiAS Walker. 

Castle Hill, Albemarle County, Va. 

Hon. John Walker was United States Senator from Virginia in 
1790. He was also Confidential Aid to General George Washington 
during the Revolutionary War, and was also known as Colonel John 
Walker. 

The following is a copy of a letter from General George Wash- 
ington to Patrick Henry, in regard to the above-mentioned John 
Walker : 



BELVOIR. 225 

To Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia. 

MoRRiSTOVVN, 24th Feby, 1777. 
Dear Sir : Mr. Walker, I doubt not, informed you of the situation in 
which I have placed him, in order that he may obtain the best information, 
and, at the same time, have his real design hid from the world ; thereby 
avoiding the evils which might otherwise result from such appointments, if 
adopted by other States. It will naturally occur to you, sir, that there are some 
secrets whicli cannot, or at least ought not, to be entrusted to paper, nay, which 
none but the Commander-in-Chief at the time should be accjuaiuted with. If 
Mr. Walker's commission, therefore, from the Commonwealth of Virginia, 
should be known, it would. I am persuaded, be followed by others of the like 
nature from other States, which would be no better than so manj' marplots. 
To avoid tbe precedent, therefore, and from your character of Mr. AValker, 
and the high opinion I myself entertain of his abilities, honor and prudence, I 
have taken him into my family as an extra Aid-de-Camp, and sliall be happy 
if, in this character, lie can answer your expectations. I sincerely thank you, 
sir, for your kind congratulations on the latter success of the Continental arms 
(would God it may continue), and your polite mention of me. Let me ear- 
nestly entreat that the troops, raised in Virginia for this army, be forwarded 
on, by companies or otherwise, witliout delay, and as well equipped as possible 
for the field, or we shall be in no condition to open the campaign. AVith every 
sentiment of respect and sympath}% 

I am, dear sir, &c. , &c. , 

George Washington. 

(See "Writings of George Washington.'' by Jared Sparks, Vol. IV., p. 329. 
Boston: Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf ; and Hilliard, Gray & Co., 1834.) 

Tbe location known as Belvoir is about three miles sontbwest 
from Castle Hill, Ablemarle Co., Va., and was first settled by 
Lewis. The remains of the old Lewis family burying-ground were 
for a long time to be seen, but nearer to the mountain than the house 
built by Col. John Walker. The original Belvoir settlement was 
undoubtedly made by Lewis, who married Meriwether. It was 
to the latter family that all the land in this part of the county was 
originally granted by George II. The Lewis house was somewhere 
near the old Lewis burial-ground, but has long since passed away. 

Hon. Col. John W^alker married Elizabeth Moore in 1764, and it was about 
that time that he built his first house. This house was taken down when the 
second house was to be built, and moved to Milton, on the Rivanna River, 
Albemarle Co. , Va. It was afterward moved down to its present location, 
near Cobham, same county, and is the same that was occupied by Howell Lewis. 
The second house was built about 1790. This was destroyed by fire in the 

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WALKER FAMILY. 



autumn of 1836. It was thought that the fire was occasioned by a defective 
flue (loose mortar in the chimney) in the garret, as it was first discovered at 
that point adjoining the southwest chimney. Tlie following is the ground 
plan of this second Belvoir House, built by Hon. Col. John Walker in 1790 : 



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There were four rooms on the first floor and three rooms upstairs on the 
second floor. Above this was a very large garret. About fifty yards northeast 
from the house was the kitchen, and at the same distance southwest was an 
outhouse or office. Still further southwest were stables, near the mountain 
road. 

Just in rear of the house was an ornamental garden, and behind this was 
the kitchen garden. At the north corner was a lot planted in fine trees and 
shrubs, and at the northern extremity of the latter was the cemeteiy. The road, 
with magnificent oaks and poplars on each side, wound gracefully along from 
the house to the public highway that runs between Gordonsville and Charlottes- 
ville, and entered it a little east of a point opposite old Walker's (now Grace) 
Church. 

The Belvoir estate was inherited by Eliza Kinloch, only grandchild of Hon. 
Col. John Walker, and she married Hon. Hugh Nelson (see President Nelson). 
After the death of the latter, it was divided, and the home part fell to the 
youngest son. Dr. Robert W. Nelson, of Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. , Va. 
He sold it in 1846 to D. C. Carver. 

Hon. Col. John Walker married, in 1704, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Bernard Moore, of Chelsea, King William Co., Va. She was 
a granddaughter of Col. Sir Alexander Spottsvvood, Knight and 
Aid-de-Camp to the Duke of Marlborough at the battle of Blenheim. 
He was Governor of the Colony of Virginia, and founder of the so- 
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They had only one child, viz. : 

1. Mildred Walker, born at Chelsea, King William Co. , Va. , 1st August, 
1765, and married, at Belvoir, 22d February, 1781, Francis Kinloch, of 
Charleston, S. C. They in turn had only one child : 
(1) Eliza Kinloch, born 31.st December, 1781 ; married, 28th April, 
1799, Hon. Hugh Nelson, fifth child and son of Gov. Thomas Nel- 
son, of Yorktown, York Co., Va. 
Mildred Walker died 17th October, 1784, and Francis Kinloch married, 
secondly, Anne Middleton, of South Carolina. There is no surviving 
male issue of Francis Kinloch. 

The following is copied from a letter in regard to the Kinloch family in 
South Carolina : 

Charleston, S. C. , January 30th, 1883. 
Dr. R. Channing M. Page, New York City. 

Dear Sir: I am just in receipt of your favor of the 28th inst. , and hasten 
to reply. Our name is usually pronounced Kinlaw. The Francis Kinloch to 
whom you refer as having married, 22d February, 1781, Mildred Walker, of 
Belvoir, Albemarle Co. , Va. , has now no representative of the name. I know 
one of his granddaughters very well — Mrs. Singleton, of Columbia, S. C. This 
lady and her sons and one daughter are special friends of my own. The family 
of Kinloch, to which I belong, in this State, is large. We do not know of any 
positive relationship with the family of the above-named Francis Kinloch, but 
members of each family have talked it over, and we believe that such relation- 
ship does exist. My father came to this country from England when quite 
young ; but originally his ancestors were from Scotland. It will afford me 
pleasure to meet you, should you come this way. 

Very truly yours, 

R. A. Kinloch, M.D. 

V. Thomas Walker, Jr., of Indian Fields, Albemarle 
Co., Va., fourth child and second son (being the eldest to have male 
issue) of Dr. Thomas Walker, of Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va., 
and Mildred Thornton, the widow of Nicholas Meriwether, his first 
wife, third child and second son of Thomas Walker, of King and 
Queen County, Va., and Susanna (Peachy), his wife, grandson (?) 
of Thomas Walker, of Gloucester County, Va., who was a member 
of the Virginia Assembly in 16(52, progenitor of the Walker Family 
in Virginia, was born at Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va., 17th March, 
1749. The mill on the public road near Indian Fields, now known 
as Cowherd's Mill, was built by Thomas Walker, and a stone in the 
front wall of the building has inscribed on it the initials "T. W.," 
also the date of its erection. 



INDIAN FIELDS. 229 

He married, about 1774, Margaret Hoops, of Carlisle, Pa., 
whose father is said to have educated Benjamin West, the artist. 
Some of their children are known to have died infants, and others 
are probably not recorded. He alone of the sons of Dr. Thomas 
Walker had male issue. Their children were as follows : 

1. Jane Walker, born about 1775; married, aboiit 1795, Mr. Rice, of Char 

lotte County, Va. 

2. Elizabeth Walker, born about 1777 ; married, 1832, Mr. Michie, of Albe- 

marle County, Va. No issue. She became blind, and was known as 
Cousin Betsey Michie; but retained her maiden name of Walker on 
the Maury monument at Grace Church. This moninnent was erected 
in memory of Rev. James Maury (father of Matthew), who was the 
first Rector of old Walker's Church. His wife was a Miss Walker — 
probably a cousin of Dr. Thomas Walker — and it was no doubt in this 
way that he became Rector of Walker's Church. The following is the 
inscription : "Sacred to the Memory of Rev. James Maury, first Pastor 
of Walker's Parish. Born April 8th, 1717. Died June 9th, 1769. This 
Monument was erected by Elizabeth Walker, as a tribute to his Piety, 
learning and worth. " She was an authoress of considerable local fame : a 
novel of some length and merit by her was published in the Southern 
Literally Messenger. The monument marks the spot in old Walker's 
Church where the pulpit stood under which he was buried. 

3. Maria Barclay Walker, born 1780 ; married, in 1805, Richard Duke, an 

architect, of Albemarle Count}', Va., by whom many of the ancient 
bams and machines in that county were constructed. He was the son 
of Clivears Duke, who was the son of Clevieures Duke, whose grand- 
father was Col. Henry Duke of Gov. Nicholson's Council, whose sister 
was Elizabeth Duke, wife of Nathaniel Bacon, the rebel. Children : 

(1) William Johnson Duke, eldest, born 1807; married, in 1844, Miss 
Anderson, of Kentucky, and died, leaving Richard, Florence, and 
Laura. 

(2) Lucy A. Duke ; married, first, Wood, of Tennessee, and, secondly, 
Bills, of the same State. 

(3) Mary J. C. Duke ; married Smith, deceased, of Texas. 

(4) Margaret Hoops Duke ; died single. 

(5) Elizabeth Duke ; married Rhodes, deceased. 

(6) Mildred Wirt Duke, married George Christopher Gilmer, called 
Kit, brother of Gov. Gilmer. 

(7) Hon. Richard Thomas Walker Duke, of Charlottesville, Albemarle 
Co., Va. : Member of Congress, Commonwealth's Attorney, etc. ; 
married Miss Eskridge, and has two sons and one daughter. 

(8) Sallie F. Duke ; married Deskins ; she died, leaving one daughter. 

(9) Charles Carroll Duke, of Mississippi ; married Hattie Walker, and 
has two daughters. 



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(10) Mattie L. Duke ; single. Resided with Mrs. Smith, at Morea, 
University of Virginia. 

4. Thomas Walker, Jr., born at Indian Fields about 1785; died infant. 

5. Martha Walker, born about 1788 ; married, about 1808, Mr. Goolsby, of 

Kentucky. 

6. John Walker, bom about 1790 ; died infant. 

7. Captain Meriwether Lewis Walker, born at Indian Fields, Albemarle 

Co., Va. , about 1792; removed to Logan, same county, Va. He mar- 
ried, about 1817, Maria Lindsay, and had male issue. 




(From a miniature painting.) 

JANE BYRD NELSON, 

Wife of Hon. Francis Walker, of Castle Hill. 

Married 1798. 

V. Hon. Francis Walker, of Castle Hill, Albemarle Co. , Va., 
eleventh child and fourth and youngest son of Dr. Thomas Walker, 
of same place, and Mildred Thornton, the widow of Nicholas Meri- 
wether, his first wife, was born there 22d June, 1764, and died there 
in 1806, aged 42 years. 



CASTLE HILL. 231 

He was a Representative in the U. S. Congress from the coun- 
ties of Orange and Albemarle, 1793-1795. 

His watch that was worn by his sister-in-law, Maria Nelson, at the Virginia 
Richmond Theatre v.-heu it was destroyed by fire, 26th December, 1811, came 
into the possession of Dr. Robert W. Nelson, of Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., 
Va. A little diamond from this watch is now the property of Dr. R. C. M. 
Page, of New York City, who had it set in the back of his own watch, with 
the following inscription : 

"This diamond belonged to Hon. Francis Walker's watch, by which was 
identified the body of his sister-in-law, Maria Nelson, who was burned in the 
Richmond Theatre, 26th Deer., 1811, set. 17. 

"LOKDON, July 1st, 1889." 

Hon. Francis Walker married, 1798, Jane Byrd, eldest child of 
Col. Hugh Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., and Judith Page, 
his wife. Their children were : 

1. Jane Fi-ances Walker, born in the Nelson House, Yorktown, York Co., 

Va., 17th February, 1799, and married, in Richmond, Va. , 12th De- 
cember, 1815, Dr. Mann Page, of Keswick (Turkey Hill), Albemarle 
Co. , Va. She died at Turkey Hill, 7th February, 1873, aged 74 years. 
(See Page Family, North End.) 

2. Thomas Hugh Walker, only son, born 1800 ; di^ed infant, in 1805, aged 

5 years. 

3. Judith Page Walker, born at Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va, , 24th 
* March, 1802 ; married, 24th March, 1819, Hon. William C. Rives, U. S. 

Senator from Virginia. She died at Castle Hill, where she resided, 

23d January, 1882, aged 80 years. Children : 

(1) Francis Robert Rives, eldest, of New York City, born at Castle 
Hill, 1822. He was Secretary of the U. S. Legation, in London, 
1842-1845, when Hon. Edward Everett was Minister there, during 
President Tyler's administration. Married, 1848, Matilda Anto- 
nia, only child of George Barclay, of New York City. Both are 
dead. They had : (a) George Lockhart Rives ; married, first, 1873, 
Caroline Kean, of Elizabeth City, N. J. , who died, leaving issue ; 
married, second, Mrs. Belmont, of New York, by whom he also has 
issue ; (&) Ella Louisa Rives ; married, 1875, David King, Jr. , of 
Newport, R. I. , and has children ; (c) Francis R. Rives, Jr. ; mar- 
ried, first, 1879, Georgia Fellows, of New York City, who died 
without issue ; he married a second time and died without issue ; 
(d) Constance Rives, married Borland and has issue ; (e) Maud 
Rives, twin sister to Constance : married. May, 1882, Walker 
Breese Smith, of New York City, and has issue ; (/) Reginald 
William Rives, married, and has issue. 



232 WALKER FAMILY. 

(3) William Cabell Rives, of Newport, R. I., born at Castle Hill, in 
1825 ; died, 1890. He married, 1849, Grace Winthrop Sears, of 
Boston, Mass. Children : (a) Dr. William C. Rives, married, 
1876, Mary F. Rhinelander. of New York City ; (6) Alice Rives, 
died single ; (c) Arthur Landon Rives. 

(3) Alfred Landon Rives, born in 1830. He graduated with distinc- 
tion at the ecole des iwnts et chausses, Paris. He served with 
General Meigs in the construction of the new wing of the 
Capitol at Washington, D. C. , in 18r)9-60. He married, 1859, 
Sadie, daughter of James B. McMurdo, of Richmond, Va. Chil- 
dren : (a) Amelie Louise Rives, the authoress, married Archie 

V Chanler ; (6) Gertrude Rives, and (c) Sadie Rives. 

(4) Amelie Louise Rives, born in Paris, 8th July, 1832. She was 
named after the wife of Louis Philippe, who was a great friend of 
the family. She married, 1854, Henry Sigourney, of Boston, Mass. 
They, with three children and nurse, were lost on board tlie ill- 
fated steamship, Ville du Havre, 22d November, 1873, leaving one 
survivor, Henry Sigourney, Jr. 

(5) Ella Rives, died single, 1891. 

The following inscription is copied from the tablet in Grace 

Church, Albemarle Co. , Va. : 

In Memory 

of 

The Beloved Wife 

of 

WILLIAM CABELL RIVES, 

Judith Page Walker, 

Born 24"' March 1802 

Died 23^1 January 1882. 

The Vestry of Grace Church 

Have caused the following Inscription 

to be placed on this tablet 

In token of their estimation 

of her life and character ; 

Through her Munificence 

And untiring efforts. 

This Beautiful House of Worship 

was erected. 

It stands a Monument 

To her Piety, Zeal, and Self Consecration 

to the 

Master 

Whom she loved and served. 

Though dead, her works 

do follow her. 



CASTLE HILL. 233 

There is one also to Mr. and Mrs, Henry Sigourney, who were 
drowned at sea. 

Hon. William C. Rives was born in Nelson County, Va. , 4th May, 1793, 
and died at Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va., 35th April, 1868, aged 75 years. 
He was educated at Hampden Sidney College, and also at William and Mary 
College. He removed his residence to Castle Hill in 1821. 

1809-11, he studied law under Thomas Jefferson. 

1814-15, Aide-de-camp to Gen. John H. Cocke, of Virginia. 

1817-19, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Nelson County. 

1831, Presidential elector. 

1822-23, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Albemarle. 

1823-29, Representative in the U. S. Congress. 

1829-32. U. S. Minister to France, first time. 

1832-34, 1836-39, 1841-45, U. S. Senator from Virginia. 

1849-53, U. S. Minister to France, second time. 

1853-68. Private life. Devoted his time to the internal improvements of 
Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society of which he was President, and his 
"History of the Life and Times of James Madison." In February, 1861, he was 
a delegate to the Peace Conference. 

The following is an inscription on a tablet in Grace Church, Albemarle 

County, Va. : 

In Memory 

of 

one of the Founders 

of this Church. 

WILLIAM CABELL RIVES, LL.D. 

Statesman, Diplomatist, Historian. 

Born 4th May, 1793, 

Died 25th April, 1868. 

Uniting a clear and capacious intellect, 

A courageous and generous temper, 

with sound learning 

And commanding eloquence, 

He won a distinguished place 

among the foremost men 

Whom Virginia has consecrated 

To the service of the country ; 

While he added lustre to his talents. 

By the purity and dignity 

of his public career. 

And adorned his private life 

with all the virtues 

which can grace the character 

of Husband, Father, Friend and 

CHRISTIAN. 

" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. " 



234 WALKER FAMILY. 

VI. Captain Meriwether Lewis Walker, of Logan 
(called after the Indian chief of that name), Albemarle Co., Va., 
sixth child and eldest surviving son of Thomas Walker, Jr., of 
Indian Fields, same comity, Va., and Margaret Hoops, his wife, 
fourth child and second son (being the eldest to have male issue) of 
Dr. Thomas Walker, of Castle Hill, Albemarle Co., Va., and Mil- 
dred Thornton, the widow of Nicholas Meriwether, his first wife, 
third child and second son of Thomas Walker, of King and Queen 
County, Va., and Susanna (Peachy), his wife, grandson (?) of 
Thomas Walker, of Gloucester County, Va., member of the Virginia 
Assembly in 1662, and progenitor of the Walker Family in Virginia, 
was born at Indian Fields, about 1792, and died about 1861, aged 
about 60 years. He was generally known as Lewis Walker, or 
Captain Walker. 

He married, about 1817, Maria, daughter of Col. Reuben 
Lindsay and Maria Tidwell, his second wife, and the sister of 
Elizabeth Lindsay, the wife of General William Fitzhugh Gordon, 
of Edgeworth, Albemarle Co., Va. Mrs. Maria L. Walker died 
about 1871, aged about 74 years, and her sister, Mrs. Gordon, who 
resided with her youngest son. Mason Gordon, at Charlottesville, 
Albemarle Co., Va., died August, 1886, aged 95. 

The children of Captain M. Lewis Walker and Maria Lindsay, 
his wife, were : 

1. Isabella Walker, called Belle, bom about 1818 ; married, about 1836, Dr. 

Peachy Harmer Gilmer, and had : 

(1) Margaret W. Gilmer, burned to death in 1854, when the Indian 
Fields house was destroyed by fire. 

(2) Walker Gilmer. 

2. Dr. Thomas L. Walker, eldest son, born at Logan, Albemarle Co., Va., 

about 1820, removed to Lynchburg, Va. Being the eldest son of the 
eldest son, etc., he is the representative descendant of Dr. Thomas 
Walker, of Castle Hill, Albemarle Co. , Va. He married, about 1855, - 
Miss Dabuey, and has issue. 

3. Reuben Lindsay Walker, born at Logan, Albemarle Co. , about 1828, re- 

moved to Richmond, Va. He married, first, about 1848, Miss Eskridge, 
of Staunton, Augusta Co., Va. , bj- whom he had several children. Of 
these Francis Walker married, 1879, Miss Pryor, daughter of Judge 
Roger A. Pryor, of the Court of Common Pleas. New York City, but 
formerly of Virginia. R. Lindsay Walker married, secondly, about 1858, 
Sally Elam, and has issue. 

4. Margaret Walker, born about 1832 ; married, about 1856, William H. Pryor. 



PABT IV. 

PENDLETON FAMILY. 




(From an etchius by H. B. Hall, Morrisania, N. Y., 1872.) 



JUDGE EDMUND PENDLETON, 

Edmundsbury, Caroline Co., Va. 

Died 23d October, 1803, aged 82. 



PENDLETON FAMILY. 



The following is a brief account of the Pendleton family in 
Virginia : 

Henry Pendleton, of Norwich, England, had two sons: (1) Na- 
thaniel Pendleton, minister in the Established Church of England, 
who died without any known issue, and (2) Philip Pendleton. 

I. Philip Pendleton, of Norwich, England, and New 
Kent County, Va., about the second son of Henry Pendleton, of the 
first-named place, was born there in 1650. He emigrated to the 
Colony of Virginia in 1674, and settling in that portion of New 
Kent County, Va., which now forms Caroline County, became the 
progenitor of the Pendleton Family in Virginia. He died in the 
last-named county in 1721, aged 71 years. 

He went to England on a visit in 1680, and upon his returning 
to Virginia, he married, in 1682, Isabella Hert (pronounced Hart). 
They had three sons and four daughters, whose descendants are 
scattered in every direction. 

II. Henry Pendleton, eldest son and child of Philip 
Pendleton, of Norwich, England, and Caroline County, Va., pro- 
genitor of the Pendleton Family in Virginia, and Isabella Hert 
(pronounced Hart), his wife, was born in Caroline Count}^ Va., in 
1683, and died there in May, 1721, aged 38 years. 

He married, in 1703, Mary, daughter of James Taylor. She 
was born in 1688, survived him, and married, secondly, Ed. Wat- 
kins. She died in 1770, aged 82. Henry Pendleton and Mary 
Taylor, his wife, had five sons and two daughters. The two daugh- 
ters married Gaines, and one of them, Isabella, was the grandmother 
of General E. P. Gaines, of the United States army. 

Of the five sons, we shall only notice Judge Edmund Pendle- 
ton and John Pendleton. The other three sons married Bar- 

bours. Turners, etc. 

239 



240 PENDLETON FAMILY. 

Judge Edmund Pendleton, of Edmundsbury, Caroline Co., 
Va., fifth child and son of Henry Pendleton, of the same county, 
and Mary Taylor, his wife, was born 9th September, 1721, and died 
at Richmond, Va., 23d October, 1803, aged 82 years. He married, 
first, in January, 1T41, Elizabeth Roy, who died in November fol- 
lowing, leaving one child, a son, who died infant. 

He married, secondly, in June, 1743, Sarah Pollard, by whom 
he had no issue. 

There are on record iu the Virginia Land Registry Office, grants in his 
name numbering nearly 10,000 acres. The following autobiography is copied 
from the Richmond (Virginia) Enquirer, of the issue of April 11th, 1828: 

"I was born September 9th, 1721 ; my father died some time before. In 
Februar}-, 1734-35, I was bound apprentice to Col. Benjamin Robinson, Clerk 
of Caroline Court. In 1737 I was made Clerk of the Vestry of St. Mary's Par- 
ish, in Caroline ; with the profits I purchased a few books, and read them very 
diligently. In 1740 I was made Clerk of Caroline Court-Martial. In April, 
1741, with my master's consent, I was licensed to practise law as an attorney, 
being strictly examined by Mr. Barradell. January 21st, 1741, I was married 
to Betty, daughter of Mr. John Roy, against my friends' consent, as also my 
master's, who, nevertheless, still continued his affection to me. My wife died 
November 17th, 1742. I was married a second time the 20th of January, 1745, 
to Sarah, the daughter of ilr. Jose^jh Pollard, who was born on the 4th day of 
May, 1725. I practised my profession with great approbation and success, 
more from my own good fortune and the kind direction of Providence than 
my own merit ; and in October, 1745, my reputation at the County Courts 
pi'ompted me to make an effort at the General Court, in which I continued until 
1774, when the dispute with Great Britain commenced. 

"In November, 1751, I was sworn Justice of the Peace for Caroline, and 
continued to November, 1777. In January, 1752, I was elected as a Burgess 
from Caroline. I was continued one of the representatives of that County with- 
out interruption vmtil 1774, at which time I presided in Caroline Court and 
was County Lieutenant. In June of that year news arrived of the inimical 
designs of Parliament against the town of Boston, on which account the As- 
sembly voted a fast, and were dissolved by the Govei-nment. A number of 
members stayed in Williamsburg, to keep the fast, when news arrived of the 
Boston Port Bill ; when they collected, and recommended to the people to choose 
members for convention, to meet in August. I was chosen a member to that 
convention, which voted the utility of a General Congress of the States, to 
meet in Philadelphia the 1st of September. I was chosen, and attended that 
Congress, and a second in May, 1775. In August, 1775, I was appointed Pres- 
ident of the Committee of Safety, and in December following. President of the 
Convention, on the death of Mr. Randolph, and re-chosen President of the new 
one in May, 1776. In October, 1776, I was elected to the chair of the House of 



CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 241 

Delegates, which sat under the new Constitution. In March, 1777, by a fall 
from a horse, I had luy hip dislocated, and have been unable to walk ever 
since, except on crutches ; however, the good people of Caroline the next month 
chose me as delegate, in hope of my recovery, but I could not attend the May 
session, and another Speaker was appointed, in which, however, I was highly 
honored by all the candidates having promised to resign the Chair when I 
should coDie. I attended on crutches in the October session, but meant then 
to take leave of all public business, and retire ; but the General Court and Court 
of Chancery being established, I was prevailed on by some worthy members to 
consent to be nominated as a Chancery Judge, in which I was elected to the 
Presidency of the whole three by a unanimous vote. 

"In 1779, when tlie Court of Appeals was organized, and made to consist of 
the Judges of the General Court, Chancery and Admiralty, the Chancellors 
were to have the first rank, and of course I presided in that Court. In 1788, 
when a new arrangement was made of the Superior Courts, and that of Appeals, 
to consist of separate Judges, I maintained my rank in tliat Court, and so may 
be considered as having been now fifteen years at the head of the Judiciary 
Department. 

" In 1788, when a State Convention was to meet to consider of a new proposed 
plan of Federal government, and all the ofiicers of the State made eligible, my 
good old friends in Caroline again called me to their representation in conven- 
tion, and that respectable body to preside over them, indulging me in sitting in 
all my otficial duties, usually performed standing. Thus, without any classical 
education, without patrimony, without what is called the influence of what 
is called family connection, and without solicitation, I have attained the high- 
est offices of my country. 

" I have often contemplated it as a rare and extraordinary instance, and 
pathetically exclaimed: 'Not unto me, O Lord, but unto Thy Name, be the 
praise. ' In His providence. He was pleased to bestow on me a docile and un- 
assuming mind, a retentive memory, a fondness for reading, a clear head and 
upright heart, with a calm temper, benevolent to all, though particular in 
friendship with but few ; and if I had uncommon merit in public business, it 
was that of superior diligence and attention. 

" Under the Eegal Government I was a AVliig in principle, considering it as 
designed for the good of society, and not for the aggrandizement of its ofiicers, 
and influenced in my legislative and judicial character by that princijjle, Miien 
the dispute with Britain began, a redress of grievances, and not a revolution 
of government was my wish ; in this I was firm but temperate, and whilst I 
was endeavoring to raise the timid to a general united opposition by stating 
to the uninformed the real merits of the dispute, I opposed and endeavored to 
moderate the violent and fiery, who were plunging us into rash measures, 
and had the happiness to find a majority of all the public bodies confirming 
my sentiments, which, I believe, was the corner-stone of our success. Although 
I so long, and to so high a degree, experienced the favor of my country, I had 
always some enemies ; few indeed, and I had the consolation to believe that 

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242 PENDLETON FAMILY. 

their enmity was unprovoked, as I was ever unable to guess the cause, unless 
it was my refusing to go lengths with them as their partisan. 

"July 20th, 1793. Edmund Pendleton." 

"R. D. W.," in the Richmond (Virginia) Daily State, 26th May, 1881, says: 
" Judge Edmund Pendleton was the first President of the Supreme Covirt of Ap- 
peals of Virginia, and his autobiography will, I think, commend itself to you 
as worthy of publication, and as presenting the record of a life which affords 
an example that ought to be cherished. Our young men would do well to read 
his life and be strengthened to follow on in his slow, steady, useful and brill- 
iant career. Judge Pendleton died at the age of eighty-two years, in the full 
enjoyment of his mental faculties, and almost literally in the discharge of his 
official duties." 

III. John Pendleton, of Caroline County, Va., elder 
brother of Judge Edmund Pendleton, was about the fourth child 
and son of Henry Pendleton, of same county, and Mary Taylor, his 
wife, and was born in said county, about 1723, and died in April, 
1799, aged about 7G years. He married twice, it is said, but the 
names of his wives are unknown. By one of these marriages, prob- 
ably the first, he had : 

1. Edmund Pendleton, eldest, born in Caroline County, Va. , about 1748, 

removed to White Plains, same county, and married, about 1773. Mil- 
dred Pollard. 

2. Son Pendleton, married and had two daughters but no male issue. 
There were several other sons, all of whom went West except Henry Pen- 
dleton, who settled in Louisa County, Va. , and raised a large family. 

IV. Edmund Pendleton, of White Plains, Caroline Co., 
Va., eldest son of John Pendleton, of same county, was born there 
about 1748. He married, about 1773, Mildred Pollard, called Milly, 
3-oungest sister of Sarah Pollard, who was the second wife of Judge 
Edmund Pendleton. They had the following children : 

1. Edmund Pendleton, Jr., eldest, born at White Plains, Caroline Co., 

Va. , IBtli April, 1774, removed to Edmundton, same county. He mar- 
ried, first, 23d August, 1794, Jane B. Page. He married, secondly, 
16th May, 1798, Lucy Nelson. 

2. Mildred Pendleton, born about 1776 at White Plains, Caroline Co., Va., 

married, about 1798, Thomas Page, about the seventh surviving son of 
Hon. John Page, of North End, Gloucester (now Matthews) Co., Va. , 
and Jane Byrd, his wife. (See Page Family, North End. ) 
There were probably other children of Edmund Pendleton and Mildred Pol- 
lard, his wife, but they are not known; 



CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 243 

V. Edmund Pendleton, Jr., of Edmundton, Caroline Co., 
Va., eldest son and child of Edmund Pendleton, of White 
Plains, same county, and Mildred (called Milly) Pollard, his wife, 
eldest son and child of John Pendleton, of same count}- (the names 
of his two wives being unknown), about the fourth child and sou of 
Henry Pendleton, of same county, and Mary Taylor, his wife, eldest 
son and child of Philip Pendleton, of Norwich, England, and Caro- 
line County (formed out of New Kent Count}-), Va., progenitor of 
the Pendleton Family in Virginia, and Isabella Hert (pronounced 
Hart), his wife, was born at the second above-named place, 18th 
April, 1774. The date of his death is unknown. 

The estate, called Edmundton, was given to him by his great- 
uncle. Judge Edmund Pendleton. He married, first, 23d August, 
1794, Jane Burwell, eldest daughter and about the second child of 
John Page, of Caroline County, Va., and Elizabeth (called Betty) 
Burwell, his wife. The latter was the mother of Capt. Hugh N. 
Page, U. S. Navy, and others, and was burned to death in the 
Richmond (Virginia) Theatre, 26th December, 1811. (See Page 
Family, North End.) Edmund Pendleton had one child by the first 
marriage, viz. : 

1. Elizabeth Page Pendleton, born at Edmundton, Caroline Co., Va. , about 
1795 ; nian-ied, 18th April, 1817, John C. Sutton, of Norfolk City, Va. 
She died, leaving eleven children. 

Edmund Pendleton, Jr. (his first wife dying), married, 
secondl}-, 16th May, 1798, Lucy, second child and daughter of Col. 
Hugh Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., and Judith Page, his 
wife. (See President Nelson.) The children by the second marriage 
were as follows : 

1. Hugh Nelson Pendleton, eldest, born at Edmundton, Caroline Co. ,Va. , 

1.3th April, 1800, removed first to Clarke and then to Wythe County, 
Va. He married, first, 20th February, 1829, Lucy Nelson, and, secondl}-, 
about 1840, Elizabeth Digges. 

2. Mildred Pendleton, bom at the same place, 21st March, 1802, maiTied, 

17th November, 1825, Edmund A. Pendleton, of Augusta, Ga. Chil- 
dren : 

(1) Edmund Lewis Pendleton, born 28th January, 1827, married, Octo- 
ber, 1850, Catista E. Norton, of Vermont, and had one daughter, 
Edmonia Pendleton, married F. S. Mosher, of Augusta, Ga. 



244 PENDLETON FAMILY. 

(2) William Pendleton, born 21st June, 1828, married, 24th September, 
1862, Zemula C. Walker, of Augusta, Ga. Has four sons. 

(3) John Pendleton, born loth March, 1834 ; single. 

(4) Hugh Pendleton, twin brother of John, born loth March, 1834, 
married, December, 1867, Rebecca Jones, of Nottoway County, Va. 
Has two sons and two daughters. 

(0) Judith Page Pendleton, born about 1836, married, in 1858, Richard 
B. Williams, of Richmond, Va. She died April, 1863, without 
issue. 

(6) Armistead Franklin Pendleton, born 2otli September, 1838 , married 
in March, 1868, Isabella Garvin, of Augusta, Ga. , and has two 
daughters and one son. 

(7) Anue Elizabeth Pendleton, born 9th October, 1844 ; single. 

3. Judith Page Pendleton, born at Edmundton, Caroline Co., Va. , 8th De- 

cember, 1803, married, June, 1826, Robert H. Harrison, of the same 
county, and died leaving two children, viz. : 

(1) William L. Harrison, married, about 1832, Lama A. Lumpkin, of 
Dover, King William Co. , Va. , and had Robert, Rosa, Annie, Mary, 
and Lama. 

(2) Mary F. Harrison, married Dr. James E. Williams^ of Richmond, 
Va. No issue. 

4. Dr. Francis Walker Pendleton, born at Edmundton, Caroline Co. , Va. , 

7th December, 1808, removed to Warsaw, Richmond Co., Va. He 
married, January, 1834, Sarah F. , daughter of Daniel Turner, of Caro- 
line County, Va. , and had : 

(1) Robert Carter Pendleton, died a youth. 

(2) Nannie F. Pendleton, born 1840. 

(3) Mildred E. Pendleton, born 1841, married, about 1861, Tasker 
Crabbe, of Richmond County, Va. She died, leaving one child, 
Fannie Crabbe. 

5. Rev. William Nelson Pendleton, born in Richmond, Va. , 26th Decem- 

ber, 1809 ; removed to Lexington, Rockbridge Co. , Va. , where he died, 
loth January, 1883, aged 74 years. 
He married, in 1831, Anzolette Page, of Rugswamp, Hanover Co. , Va., 
who died loth Januar}^ 1884, just exactly one year after the death of 
her husband. (See Page Family, Rosewell. ) Their children were : 

(1) Susan Pendleton, married, about 1852, Ed. Lee, who died without 
issue. 

(2) Mary Pendleton. 

(3) Rose Pendleton. 

(4) Alexander S. Pendleton, only son, called Sandy, born about 1839 ; 
died September, 1864. He married, 1863, Kate Corbin, of Moss 
Neck, Caroline Co., Va. (See Secretary Nelson.) They had one 
child that died infant. Mrs. Kate Corbin Pendleton married, sec- 
ondly, Brooke, of Lexington, Rockbridge Co., Va., and has issue. 




CLARKE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 245 

(5) Nancy Pendleton. 

(6) Leila Pendleton ; married, and has issue. 

6. Robert Carter Pendleton, born at Ednumdtou, Caroline Co., Va., 14th 

September, 1812; died single, at Uniontown, Pa., in 1836, aged 24 
years. 

7. James L. Pendleton, born at Edmnndton, Caroline Co., Va., about 1815 ; 

removed to Richmond, Va. He married, in 1840, Annalethia, daughter 
of Samuel S. Carter, of Richmond, Va. She died there in 1881. He 
died many years before. Their children were : 

(1) Samuel H. Pendleton, born about 1841, removed to New York 
City ; married, 1864, Sallie A. , daughter of Philip H. Pendleton, 
of Port Royal, Caroline Co., Va. They had one child, Arthur Pen- 
dleton. They now reside at Elizabeth, N. J. 

(2) Hugh Thomas Pendleton, died single, 3d July, 1863. 

(3) Emma Walker Pendleton, married, 1882, Robert C. Little, of Co- 
lumbus, Ga. 

(4) Martha Carter Pendleton, married, 1871, Joseph M. Furqurean, of 
Richmond, Va. , and has several children. 

(5) William J. Pendleton, married, about 1875, Mary J. , daughter of 
John M. Royall, of Richmond, Va. 

8. Guerdon H. Pendleton, born at Edmundton, Caroline Co. , Va. , 4th April, 

1817; removed to Clarke County, Va. He died about 1877, aged about 
60 years. He maiTied, 11th May, 1854, Jane Byrd, daughter of Mann 
Randolph Page. (See Page Family, North End. ) 

VI. Hugh Nelson Pendleton, of Clarke County, Va., 
eldest son and child of Edmund Pendleton, Jr., of Edmundton, 
Caroline Co., Va., and Lucy Nelson, his second wife (there was 
no male issue by the first wife), eldest son and child of Edmund 
Pendleton, of White Plains, same county, and Mildred (called 
Milly) Pollard, his wife, eldest son and child of John Pendleton, of 
same county (names of his two wives unknown) ; about the fourth 
child and son of Henry Pendleton, of the same county, and Mary 
Taylor, his wife, eldest son and child of Philip Pendleton, of Nor- 
wich, England, and Caroline County (formed out of New Kent 
County), Va., progenitor of the Pendleton Family in Virginia, and 
Isabella Hert (pronounced Hart), his wife, was born at the second 
above-named place, 13th April, 1800. He died recently, exact age 
unknown. 

He married, first, 20th February, 1829, Lucy, only child of 
Chancellor Robert Nelson (ninth child and youngest son of Gov. 
Thomas Nelson, Yorktown, York Co., Va.) and Judith Carter 



246 PENDLETON FAMILY. 

Page, his wife, who was the ninth surviving child and youngest 
daughter of Gov. John Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., and 
Frances (called Fannie) Burwell, his first wife. 

Hugh Nelson Pendleton and Lucy Nelson, his first wife, had 
only one child, viz. : 

1. Julia Pendleton, born about 1830; died in 1865, aged about 35. She 
married, about 1853, James Allen, of Bedford Coimty, Va. , who died 
in August, 1862. They left one child, viz. , Hugh Allen, who is the 
sole surviving descendant of Chancellor Robert Nelson. 

Hugh Nelson Pendleton married, secondly, about 1840, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Dudley Digges, of Louisa County, Va., and Alice 
Page, widow of Dr. John A. Smith, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., 
his wife. Alice Page, the widow Smith, was the second surviving 
daughter and about the sixth child of Gov. John Page and Frances 
(called Fannie) Burwell, his first wife. 

Hugh Nelson Pendleton and Elizabeth Digges, his wife, had 
the following children : 

1. Dudley Digges Pendleton, eldest, born about 1841 ; removed to Shep- 

herdstown, Jefferson Co. , W. Va. Being the eldest son of the eldest 
son, etc., he was the Representative Descendant of the Pendleton Fam- 
ily in Virginia, from John Pendleton, who belonged to the third gener- 
ation of that family in Virginia. Dudley D. Pendleton married, about 
1868, Helen Boteler, of Shepherdstown. He was accidentally caught 
in machinery while threshing wheat, 25th August, 1886, and so crushed 
that he died a few hours afterward, leaving his widow and several chil- 
di-en. 

2. Robert Nelson Pendleton, born about 1843 ; married, about 1868, Fan- 

nie Gibson, and removed to Wythe County, Va. 

3. Kenneth Pendleton, born about 1845 ; died young. 

For further information about the Pendletons, the reader is referred to the 
"History of St. Mark's Parish," Culpepper County, Va. , by Rev. Philip Slaugh- 
ter, D.D. Published by Innes & Co., Baltimore, Md., 1877. 



PART V. 

RANDOLPH FAMILY. 




(From an old print.) 



JOHN RANDOLPH, 

Roanoke, Charlotte Co., Va. 

Died 24th May, 1838, aged 60. 



RANDOLPH FAMILY. 



The following is a somewhat incomplete account of the Ran- 
dolph Family in Virginia. 

I. Col. William Randolph, of Turkey Island, on James 
River, Henrico Co., Va., the first of his family in Virginia, was 
born in Yorkshire, England, about 1651. He removed to Warwick- 
shire, England, and emigrated from that place to Virginia about 
1674. He died loth April, 1711, aged about 60 years. The follow- 
ing inscription was copied from his tombstone at Turkej'- Island, 
and sent to the author in May, 1884, by Dr. Robert C. Randolph, 
of Newmarket, Clarke Co., Va. 

Col. W"^ Randolph of Warwickshire, but late of 

Virginia, Gent, died April 11"' 1711. 

Mrs. Mary Randolph his only wife, she was the daughter 

of Mr. Henry Isham by Catherine his wife. He was of 

Northamptonshire, but late of Virginia, Gent. 

Col. William Randolph was a member of the House of Burgesses 
and of the Royal Council in Virginia. He married, about 1680, 
Mary, daughter of Henry Isham, of Bermuda Hundred on James 
River, and Catherine, his wife, whose maiden name is unknown. 
Their children, according to the order arranged by John Randolph 
of Roanoke, were as follows : 

- 1. William Randolph, Jr., known as Councillor Randolph, eldest, born at 
Turkey Island, Henrico Co. , Va. , November, 1681 ; resided there. He 
married, about 1705, Elizabeth Beverly. 

2. Thomas Randolph, born at Turkey Island, Henrico Co. , Va. , about June, 

1683 ; removed to Tuckahoe on James River, Goochland Co. , Va. He 
married, about 1710, Judith Churchill. 

3. Isham Randolph, born at Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va. , December, 

1684; removed to Dungeness, Goochland Co., Va. He married, in 
1717, Jane Rogers, of London, England. 

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252 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

4. Richard Randolph, born at Turkey Island, Henrico Co. , Va. , about May, 

1686 ; removed to Curls Neck on James River, same county, and mar- 
ried, about 1714, Jane Boiling. 

5. Henry Randolph, born about October, 1687, died, unmarried, in England. 

He left his part of the Curls estate to his brother Richard. 

6. Sir John Randolph, KJaight, born at Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va., 

about Ajiril, 1689; removed to Williamsburg, James City Co., Va. 
He married, about 1718, Susanna Beverly, sister of his brother Will- 
iam's wife. 

7. Edward Randolph, born about October, 1690, removed to Bristol, Eng- 

land. He married, about 1715, Miss Grosvenor, of that place, and had 
issue. Of these, Edward married Lucy Harrison, and Elizabeth and 
Mary married Yates, of Gloucester Countj', Va. Mary's husband was 
the Rev. Robert Yates. Their daughter, Catherine, married Dr. Robert 
Wellford, a surgeon in the English army, who settled in Fredericks- 
burg, Va. His son, William Wellford, married Susan R; Nelson. (See 
Secretary Nelson.) 

8. Mary Randolph, born at Turkey Island, Henrico Co. , Va. , about 1692 ; 

married, about 1712, Capt. John Stith. Their only son was Rev. Will- 
iam Stith, President of William and Mary College, and Historian of 
Virginia. According to Bishop Meade. Rev. William Stith " wrote his 
historj' in 1740, and died, in 1752. at William and Mary College." 
He married, in Feljruary, 1744, Judith Randolph, of Tuckahoe. 

9. Elizabeth Randolph, youngest, was bom about 1695. She married, about 

1711, Richard Bland, of Jordan's Point, on James River, Va., and was 
his second wife. She died 22d January, 1720. Among their children 
were : 

(1) Mary Bland, born aljout 1712, married, about 1728, Henry Lee, of 
Lee Hall. Their third son, and fourth child, Henry Lee, was born 
about 1733, and maiTied, about 1755, Lucy Grymes, Washington's 
Lowland Beauty, by whom he had General Lee (Light Horse Harry) , 
born 29th January, 1756, Avho was the father of Gen. Robert E. 
Lee. 

(2) Richard Bland, of Jordan's Point, on James River, Va. , was their 
eldest son. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses ; 
of the Virginia Convention of 1775, and of the First American 
Congress at Philadelphia. He married Anne Poythress. 

(3) Theodoric Bland, the last and 5th surviving child. Born, 
1720, soon before his mother died. 

II. William Randolph, known as Councillor Randolph, 
of Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va., eldest son and child of William 
Randolph of Yorkshire and W^arwickshire, England, and Turkey 
Island, Henrico Co., Va., progenitor of the Randolph Family in Vir- 
ginia, and Mary Isham, his wife, was born at the first-named place 



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in November, 1G81, and resided there. He died 19th October, 174:1, 
aged Gl. 

The following is the inscription copied from his original tomb- 
stone at Turkey Island : 

Here lies the HONOURABLE WILLIAM RANDOLPH EsQR. 

oldest son of Colonel William Randolph of this 

place, and of Mary his wife, who was of the 

ancient and estimable family of Ishams of 

Northamptonshire : having been easily introduced 

into business, and passed through many inferior 

offices of Government, with great reputation and 

eminent capacity. He was at last, by his Majesty's 

happy choice and the universal approbation of his 

Counti'y, advanced to the Council. His experience 

in men and business, the native gravity of his 

person and behaviour, his attachment to the interests 

of his Country, knowledge of the laws in general, 

and of the laws and constitution of his Colony in 

particular, his integrity above all calumny or 

suspicion, the acuteness of his parts and the 

extensiveness of his genius together with the solidity 

of sense and judgment in all he said or did, 

rendered him not only equal but an ornament 

to the higli office lie bore, and have made him 

universally lamented as a most able and impartial 

Judge and as an upright and useful magistrate in 

all other respects. Neither was he less consjiicuous 

for a certain majestic plainness of sense and 

honour which can'ied him through all parts of 

private life with an equal dignity of reputation ; 

and deservedly obtained him the character of 

the just good man in all the several duties 

and relations of life — Natus November 1681 

Mortuus Oct. W^ 1741 

Anno ^tatis 61. 

The foregoing inscription was copied September 5th, 1874, for 
Dr. Robert C. Randolph, of iSTewmarket, Clarke Co., Va., by Mrs. 
Charles Nelson Carter, of Shirley, on James River. The stone is a 
slab near that of the father, Col. William Randolph, the first of the 
Randolph Family in Virginia. The brick house, which for a long 
time was the only part of the original Turkey Island mansion left, 
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254 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

Councillor William Randolph married, about 1705, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Peter Beverly, of Gloucester County, Va., and Eliza 
Peyton his wife, who was a daughter of Robert Peyton, descended 
from a famil}' of that name in Norfolk, England. Councillor 
William Randolph and Elizabeth Beverly, his wife, had the 
following children : 

1. Be^rly Randolph, eldest, born at Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va. , about 

1706, resided there. He married, about 1731, Miss Lightfoot, and died 
without issue. 

2. Peter Randolph, born at Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va. , about 1708; 

removed to Chatsworth, same county. He married, about 1733, Lucy, 
daughter of Robert Boiling, and had William, Beverly, Robert, and 
Anne. Beverly was born at Chatsworth, in 1754, and married Martha 
Cooke, by whom he had issue. He died at his residence, Green Creek, 
in February, 1797. He succeeded Edmond Randolph as Governor of 
Virginia, 1st December, 1788, and served until 1st December, 1791, 
when he was succeeded in that office by Gen. Henry Lee (Light Horse 
Harry), the father of Gen. Robert E. Lee. 

3. William Randolph, born about 1710 ; removed to Wilton, Henrico ( ?) 

Co., Va. He married, about 1735, Anne, daughter of Benjamin Harri- 
son, of Berkeley (Harrison's Landing), on James River, Va. , and Anne 
Carter, his wife. Their children were . (1) William Randolph, born 
about 1736. He was probably the father of Elizabeth Randolph, who 
married William Berkeley. (3) Peyton Randolph, born about 1738 ; 
married, about 1763, Lucy Harrison, his cousin, and had Betty, Kid- 
der, and Peyton. The latter married Anne, daughter of James Innes, 
Attorney-General of Virginia. His only son, James Innes Randolph, 
married Susan, daughter of Capt. Addison Armistead, U. S. army. 
Of the sons of that marriage is Innes Randolph, E.'jq. , of Baltimore, 
Md. (3) Anne Randolph, born about 1740; married, about 1760, Ben- 
jamin Harrison, of Brandon, on James River, Prince George Co. , Va. , 
and died without issvie. (4) Elizabeth Randolph, born about 1742 ; 
married, about 1762, Philip Grymes, of Middlesex Count}', Va. ; prob- 
ably the brother of Lucy Grymes, who married Governor Thomas Nel- 
son, of Yorktown, Va. (5) Lucy Randolph, born about 1744 ; mar- 
ried, about 1764, Lewis Burwell, of Kings Mill (Kingsmel), York Co. (?), 
Va. He was probably the brother of Elizabeth (called Betty) Burwell, 
wife of John Page, of Caroline County, Va. (See Page Family, North 
End.) r 

4. Daughter Randolph, born about 1718 ; married Pricer^ 

5. Elizabeth Randolph, born about 1725 ; married, about 1745, Col. John 

Chiswell, and had four surviving children : (1) Lucy Chiswell, mar- 
ried, 24th November, 1770, Col. William Nelson, of The Dorrill, Han- 



TUCKAHOE. 255 

over Co., Va. (See Secretarj' Nelson.) (2) Susan R. Chiswell, mar- 
ried Speaker John Robinson of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and 
had issue. Mrs. Susan N. Wellford, who married Philip Burwell, 
of Chappel Hill, Clarke Co., Va. , was named after her. (3) Daughter 
Chiswell, married Warner Lewis. (4) Elizabeth Chiswell, married 
Charles Carter of Ludloe, whose mother was ]\Iary Walke, the wife 
of Charles Carter of Clere. 
Col. John Chiswell and Elizabeth Randolj)!!, his wife, had no surviving 
sons, so that the surname of Chiswell in Virginia has become extinct. It was 
pronounced " Chizzle " in those days, and is believed to have been originally 
written De Choiseul. 

II. Thomas Randolph, of Tuckahoe, on James River, Gooch- 
land Co., Va., second son and child of William Randolph, of York- 
shire, England, and Tm-ke}' Island, Henrico Co., Va., progenitor 
of the Randolph Famil}' in Virginia, and Mary Isham, his wife, 
was born at Turke}' Island, Henrico Co., Va., about 1683. He 
married, about 1710, Judith Churchill, of Middlesex County, Va. 
There appears to be some uncertainty as to who was the wife of 
Thomas Randolph, of Tuckahoe. According to Rev. P. Slaughter, 
in his "History of Bristol Parish," p. 214, she was a Miss Flem- 
ing. This corresponds with the statement made in Browning's 
"Americans of Roj'al Descent," p. 298. On the other hand, Mrs. 
Ellen Wayles Randolph Harrison, of Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., 
Va. , states that her name was Judith Churchill, and that no mar- 
riage between Randolph and Fleming took place until a later period. 
Mrs. Harrison suggested, however, that application for correct in- 
formation on this point should be made to Wilson M. Cary, of 
Baltimore, Md. In reply to a letter from the author on the subject 
Mr. Cary wrote under date of 8th March, 1883, as follows: 

" In the conflict of authorities as to the wife of Thomas Randolph, of Tucka- 
hoe, I have always accepted Richard Randolph's accoimt rather than that of 
John Randolph, of Roanoke, because the former was a professed antiquary and 
more likely to be correct than the eccentric and erratic statesman who probably 
took no pains to verify his opinion by general research. There being no ex- 
tracts from parish records, there is nothing left but to choose between their 
statements, aided by such corroborating testimony as one can obtain at this late 
day." 

In view of this statement, we shall assume that the wife of 
Thomas Randolph, of Tuckahoe, was named Judith Churchill. o^f<^' ^M'l''^*^^ 



256 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

Their children were as follows : 

1. William Randolph, born at Tuckahoe, Goochland Co. , Va. , in 1712, 

married, about 1735, Maria Judith, second child and only daughter 
of Hon. Mann Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va. , and Judith 
Wormeley, his first wife. 

2. Judith Randolph, born about 1724 ; married, February, 1744, Rev. Will- 

iam Stith, President of William and Mary College, also Historian of 
Virginia. 

3. Mary Randolph, born about 1726; married, about 1746, William Keith. 

Chief Justice John Marshall, of the United States, was descended 
from them. 

III. William Randolph, of Tuckahoe, on James River, 
Goochland Co., Va., eldest son and child of Thomas Randolph, of 
the same place, and Judith Churchill, his wife, was born there in 
1712, and died 1745. 

He married, about 1735, Maria Judith, second child and only 
daughter of Hon. Mann Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester Co., Va., 
and Judith Wormeley, his first wife. Their children were as fol- 
lows : 

1. Mary Judith Randolph, born about 1736 ; married, about 1756, Edmund 

Berkeley, Jr. , of Barnelms, Middlesex Co. , Va. , and was his first wife. 
He was the eldest son of Col. Edmund Berkeley, of the same place, and 
Mary Nelson, his wife, who was the only daughter and about the second 
child of Thomas Nelson, known as Scotch Tom, of Yorktown, Va. , and 
Margaret Reid, his first wife. They had only one child, who married 
Joseph Clayton. Edmund Berkeley, Jr., married, secondly, Mary 
Burwell, sister of Colonel Burwell, of Carter Hall, Clarke Co. , Va. , and 
had Norboi'ne, Carter, William, Elizabeth (called Betsey) who married 
Churchill and was the gi'andmother of J. Churchill Cooke and others, 
Lucy who married Hepanon, Alice who married Fontaine, Sally, and 
Lewis. 

2. Mary Randolph, born about 1738 ; married, abovxt 1758, Tarlton Flem- 

ing, of Rock Castle, Goochland Co. , Va. This was the first connection 
between the Randolphs and Flemings. 

3. Thomas Mann Randolph, born at Tuckahoe, Goochland Co., Va. , in 1741. 

He was the only son, and married, 18th November, 1761, Anne Cary. 

4. Priscilla Randolph, probably unmarried. 

IV. Thomas Mann Randolph, of Tuckahoe, on James River, 
Goochland Co., Va., only son of William Randolph, of the same 
place, and Maria Judith Page, his wife, was born there in 1741. 



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He married, first, IStli November, 17G1, Anne, eldest daughter and 
child of Col. Archibald Cary, of Ampthill, Chesterfield Co., Va., 
and Mary Randolph, of Curls Neck, on James River, Henrico Co., 
Va., his wife. Their children were as follows: 

1. Mary Raudolpli, born 9th August, 17G'2 ; married, about 1782, David 

"Meade Randolph, of Presqu' Isle, on James River, Va. She was known 
as "The Queen." Of their children, Beverly was a clerk in the United 
States Treasury Department, at Washington, D. C. , and three of his 
sons, James, Maury, and Richard, were in the employment of the Bal- 
timore and Ohio Railroad Company. 

2. Henry Cary Randolph, born about 1763: died infant. 

3. Elizabeth Randolph, born about 1765 ; married, about 1785, Robert Pleas- 

ants, of Filmer. 

4. Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. , eldest surviving son, and Governor of Vir- 

ginia, was born at Tuckahoe, Goochland Co.. Va. , about 1767, and 
removed to Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. He married, in 1790, Mar- 
tha, daughter of Thomas Jefferson, President U. S. 

5. William Randolph, born at Tuckahoe, about 1769 ; married, about 1794, 

Lucy Boiling, daughter of Beverly Randolph, of Cumberland Co. , Va. , 
and died, leaving two sons, viz. : 

(1) William Fitzhugh Randolph, married Jane Cary, daughter of Ran- 
dolph HaiTison. of Clifton, Cumberland Co., Va. She became en- 
tirely blind. Her two sons, Beverly and William Eston, resided 
near her at Millwood, Clarke Co. , Va. Of these, W^illiam married 
Susan, daughter of Dr. Robert C. Randolph, of Newmarket, Clarke 
Co., Va. Her only daughter married George Tabb, of Gloucester 
County, Va. 

(2) Beverly Randolph, married Miss Mayor, of Pennsylvania, and died, 
leaving one son, William Mayor Randolph, who removed to St. 
Louis, Mo. 

6. Archibald Cary Randolph, born about 1771 ; died infant. 

7. Judith Randolph, born about 1778 ; married, about 1793, her cousin, 

Richard Randolph, of Bizarre, who was the brother of John Randolph, 
of Roanoke. They had one son, wdio died a deaf-mute, and left 
quite a large pi'operty to be divided among his heirs according to law. 
Of these, Col. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, of Edge Hill, Albemarle 
Co. , Va. , received about forty dollars ! 

8. Anne Cary Randolph, born at Tuckahoe about 1775 ; married, about 

1795, Gouverneur Morris, of Morrisania, N. Y. , U. S. Minister to 
France. 

9. Jane Cary Randolph, born about 1777, married, about 1797, Thomas 

Eston Randolph, of Bristol, England, and had : 

(1) Mann Randolph, Captain U. S. Nav}^ 

(2) Dr. James Randolph, of Tallahassee, Fla. , married Miss Heywood. 

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258 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

(3) Lucy Randolph, married Parkhill, of Jacksonville, Fla. 

(4) Harriet Randolph, married Dr. Willis ; no issue. 

(5) Elizabeth Randolph, married Francis Wayles Eppes. 

(6) Dr. Arthur Randolph, of Tallahassee, Fla., married Miss Duval, 
and has issue. 

10. Dr. John Randolph, born at Tuckahoe, Goochland Co. , Va., about 1779; 
removed to Middle Quarter, same county. He married, about 1804, 
Judith Lewis, of Amelia County, Va. They had several children, the 
eldest of whom, William Lewis Randolph, married Margaret, daughter 
of Col. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, of Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., Va., 
and had : (o) William L. Randolph, Jr., married, 1866, Agnes Dillon, 
of Savannah, Ga. They reside near Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., 
Va. , and have five children ; (b) Margaret Randolph, married Ed. C. 
Anderson, and had four children. 

11. George Washington Randolph, born about 1781 ; died infant. 

12. Harriet Randolph, born about 1783 ; married, about 1803, Richard S. 
Hackley, of New York, Consul to Cadiz. He died, leaving two daugh- 
ters, one of whom married Captain Talcott, and had several sons and 
daughters. One of the sons, Randolph Talcott, removed to Richmond, 
Va. 

13. Virginia Randolph, born at Tuckahoe, Goochland Co., Va. , 31st Janu- 
ary, 1786. She married, at Monticello, Albemarle Co., Va. , 38th 
August, 1805, Wilson Jefferson Gary, of Carysbrooke, Fluvanna Co. , 
Va. He was the great-nephew of United States President Thomas 
Jefferson. Their children were : 

(1) Col. Wilson Miles Gary, born at Carysbrook, Fluvanna Co., 
Va. , 1806 ; removed to Baltimore County, Md. , and represented 
that countj^ for six years in the Maryland State Senate. He mar- 
ried, in 1832, Jane Margaret, daughter of Peter Carr and Hetty 
Smith, his wife. The latter was niece of Gen. Samuel Smith, of 
Baltimore, Md. Their children were as follows : (a) Sarah Nicho- 
las, married J. Howard McHenry, of Baltimore ; (b) Virginia, 
died infant; (e) Hetty, married, first, Maj.-Gen. John Pegram, 
and, secondl}'. Prof. Newell Martin, of Johns Hopkins University, 
Baltimore ; (d) Virginia Randolph, died young ; (<?) Wilson Miles, 
attorney, of Baltimore, Md., representative of the Gary Family of 
Virginia, born 1838; (/) John Brune, married Fannie E. , daughter 
of William S. Daniel, of Jefferson County, W. Va. ; {g) Jenny ; 
{h) Sidney Carr, of the firm of Gary & Co. , merchants, Baltimore, 
Md. 

(2) Archibald Gary, born at Carysbrook Fluvanna Co. , Va. ; removed 
to Cumberland County, Md. He married Monimia, daughter of 
Thomas, ninth Lord Fairfax, and died, leaving three children : 
(«) Falkland, a brilliant youth, died young; (&) Constance, mar- 
ried Burton N. Harrison, of Mississippi, removed to New York 



TUCKAHOE. 259 

City ; (c) Clarence, married, 1878, Elizabeth, daughter of Howard 
Potter, of the baukiug- firm of Brown Bros., New York City. 

(3) Jane Blair Cary, married Rev. E. D. Smith, of New York City. 

(4) Mary Randolph Cary. married Dr. Orlando Fairfax. 

(5) Martha J'^^tlVrson Cary, married her first cousin, Gouverneur Mor- 
ris, of Morrisania, N. Y. 

Thomas Mann Randolph, of Tuckahoe, married, second!}-, about 
1790, Gabriella Harvej^ by whom he had another Thomas Mann 
Randolph, who was, oonsequentl)-, the half-brother of Gov. Thomas 
Mann Randolph, of Edge Hill. 

The said Thomas Mann Randolph, son of Gabriella Harvey, married, first, 
Harriet Wilson, and had : 

(1) John Randolph, married Margaret Timberlake, of Washington, 
D. C. 

(2) Mary Randolph, married John, son of Professor Chapman, M.D., 
of Philadelphia, Pa. 

(3) Margaret Randolph, married F. A. Donkins. 

(4) Harriet, married Albei-t S. White. 

Thomas Mann Randolph, son of Gabriella Harvey, married, secondly, Miss 
Patterson, and had : 

(1) Henry Randolph, of Washington, D. C, clerk in one (if the depart- 
ments there. 

(2) Daughter Randolph, married Mr. Howard, of Baltimore, Md. 

V. Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., of Edge Hill, Albe- 
marle Co., Va., Governor of Virginia, was the fourth child and 
eldest surviving son of Thomas Mann Randolph, of Tuckahoe, 
Goochland Co., Va., and Anne Cary, his wife, and was born at 
Tuckahoe about 1767. 

He was Governor of Virginia 1819-1821, and was a Presiden- 
tial Elector in 1825. 

He married, in 1790, Martha, daughter of U. S. President Thomas 
Jefferson, and Martha Wayles, his wife. Their children were : 

1. Anne Cary Randolph, born 1791 ; married, about 1810, Charles Bankhead, 

and had : 

(1) Daughter ; married John Carter. 

(2) Thomas M. R. Bankhead ; died in Arkansas, without issue. 

(3) John Bankhead ; lives in Missouri, and has a family. 

(4) William Bankhead ; removed to Alabama. 

2. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, eldest son, born at Edge Hill, Albemarle 

Co. , Va. , 1792 ; he resided there, and married, 1815, Jane Nicholas. 



260 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

3. Ellen Randolph, born about 1794 ; died infant. 

4. Ellen Wayles Randolph, born abovit 1790 ; married, about 1834, Joseph 

Coolidge, of Boston, Mass. , and had : 

(1) Joseph R. Coolidge ; married Julia Gardiner. 

(3) Bessie ; died infant. 

(3) Ellen R. Coolidge ; married Edmund Dwight. 

(4) Sidney Coolidge ; killed in the United States army, at Chattanooga. 
1864. 

(5) Algernon Coolidge, twin brother of Sidney ; married Mary Lowell. 

(6) Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, minister to France, succeeding White- 
law Reid, during the administration of President Benjamin Har- 
rison ; married Mehitabel (Hettie) Appleton. 

5. James Madison Randolph, born about 1798 ; died single. 

6. Cornelia Jefferson Randolph ; died single. 

7. Mary Jefferson Randolph ; died single. 

8. Virginia Randolph, born about 1801 -. married, about 1821, N. P. Trist, 

who made the Treaty of Hidalgo Guadaloupe, after the Mexican 

war (1848), and had: 

(1) Thomas Jefferson Trist, deaf-mute ; married Ellen Lyman, also a 

deaf-mute, of Boston, Mass. No issue. 
(8) Martha Jefferson Trist ; married John Burke, of Alexandria, Va. , 

and had seven children. 
(3) Dr. H. B. Trist; married Anna Warring, of Savannah, Ga. , and 

has seven children also. 

9. Benjamin Franklin Randolph, born about 1805 ; married, about 1828, 

Sarah Carter, and had : 

(1) Meriwether Lewis Randolph ; married Louisa Hubard. and has five 

children. 
(3) Septimia Anne Randolijh, married Dr. David Meikleham, and had 

William Morland Meikleham, who married in New York and lives 

in Fordliam, with three children — Alice Scott, Randolph, and 

Ellen Wayles. 

10. Meriwether Lewis Randolph, born about 1808 ; married, about 1830, 
Eliza Wharton. No issue. 

11. George Wythe Randolph, born about 1815 ; married, about 1853, Mary 
E. Adams (the widow Pope). No issue. 

VI. Col. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, of Edge Hill, Albe- 
marle Co., Va., eldest son and second child of Governor Thomas 
Mann Randolph, Jr., of the same place, and Martha Jefferson (daugh- 
ter of U. S. President Thomas Jefferson), his wife, third child and 
eldest son of Thomas Mann Randolph, Sr., of Tuckahoe, Goochland 
Co., Va., and Anne Cary, his wife, eldest son and child of William 
Randolph, of the last-named place, and Maria Judith Page, his wife 



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(who was the daughter of the first Mann Page and Judith VVormeley, 
his tirst wife) , eldest son and cliild of Thomas Randolph, of the same 
place, and Judith Churchill, his wife, second son and child of Will- 
iam Randolph, of Yorkshire, England, and Turkey Island, Henrico 
Co., Va., i^rogenitor of tlie Randolph Family in Virginia, and Mary 
Isham, his wife, was born at the first above-named place in 1792, 
and died there in 1875, aged 83 years. He was buried at Monticello, 
in the Jefferson graveyard. 

He was a Presidential Elector in 1845, and was President of the 
National Democratic Convention, which met in Baltimore, Md., in 
1873. He was also chosen President of the Philadelphia Centennial 
Exhibition of 1876; but, as already stated, died a short time before 
its opening. He married, in 1815, Jane, daughter of Gov. Wilson 
Cary Nicholas, of Warren, Albemarle Co. , Va. Their children were : 

1. Margaret Smith Randolph, born about 1810; married, about 1886, Will- 
iam Lewis Randolph. 

3. Patsey Jefferson Randolph, born about 1817 ; married, about 1838, J. C. 
Randolph Taylor, of Albemarle Count}*, Va. , and had : 

(1) Benuet Taylor; married, about 1865, Lucy Colston, and had six 
children. 

(2) Jane Randolph Taylor. 

(3) Susan Beverly Taylor ; married John Blackburn. 

(4) Jefferson Randolph Taylor, lawyer. Resides at Charlottesville, Al- 
bemarle Co. , Va. 

(5) Margaret Randolph Taylor. 

(6) Charlotte Taj^lor ; died infant. 

(7) Cornelia Jefferson Taylor. 

(8) Stevens Mason Taylor. 

(9) Edmund Randolph Taylor. 

(10) Sidney W. Taylor ; died infant. 

(11) I. C. Randolph Taylor ; died infant. 

(12) Moncure Robinson Taylor. 

3. Cary Anne Nicholas Randolph, born about 1820; married, about 1840, 
Frank G. Ruffin, of Albemarle County, Va. , and had : 

(1) Jefferson Randolph Ruffin. 

(2) William Roane Ruffin ; married, about 1868, Miss Mcllvaine, of 
Petersburg, Dinwiddle Co., Va. , and has several children. 

(3) Wilson Cary Nicholas Ruffin : married, about 1870, Mary Harvey. 

(4) George Randolph Ruffin ; removed to Texas. 

(5) Frank Gildart Ruffin. Jr. 

(6) Eliza McDonald Ruffin. 



2G2 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

(7) Gary Randolph Ruffin. 

4. Mary Buchanan Randolph, born about 1821 ; died infant. 

o. Mary Buchanan Randolph (No. 2) , bom about 1823 ; resides, unmarried, 
at Edge Hill, and is principal of the school there. She very much re- 
sembles the porti-ait of Thomas Jefferson (President U. S. ) . 

6. Ellen Waj'les Randolph, born about 1825 ; married, about 1860, William 

B. Harrison, of Upper Brandon, on James River, Charles City Co. , Va. , 
and was his second wife. She resided at Edge Hill after the death of 
her husband. Two children, viz. : 

(1) Jane Nicholas Han'ison. 

(2) Jefferson Randolpli HarrLson. 

7. Maria Jefferson Carr Randolpli. born about 1827: married, about 1848, 

Charles Mason, and had : 

(1) Jefferson Randolph Mason ; removed to San Antonio. Tex. 

(2) Lucy Roy Mason. 

(3) John Enoch Mason, Commonwealth's Attorney, King George 
County, Va. 

8. Caroline Ramsay Randoljih, born about 1828 ; resided, unmarried, at 

Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. 
"J. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Jr., eldest son, bom at Edge Hill, Albe- 
marle Co. , Va. , about 1830 ; removed to Shadwell, same county ; he 
married, first, about 1854, Mary Walker Meriwether, who died July, 
1863, leaving: 

(1) Frank Meriwether Randolph : maiTied Charlotte Macon. 

(2) Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Jr. 

(3) ^largaret Douglas Randolph : died young. 

(4) Francis Nelson Randolph : died young. 

(5) George Geiger Randol^jh. 

He married, secondly, in 1865, Charlotte N. Meriwether, and had one 
child, viz. , Mary Walker Randolph. He was accidentally killed by a blast 
on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, about 1870, aged al)out 40 years. 
His second wife died about 1876. 

10. Dr. Wilson Cary Nicholas Randolph, bom at Edge Hill. Albemarle Co. , 
Va. , about 1832; removed to Charlottesville, same county. He mar- 
ried, about 1855. Mary Holliday. of that place, and had : 

(1) Virginia Rawlings Randolph. 

(2) Wilson C. N. Randolph, Jr. 

(3) Mary Walker Randolph. 

(4) Julia Minor Randolph. 

11. Jane Nicholas Randolph, born about 1834 ; married, about 1856, R. Gar- 
lick H. Kean, and had : 

(1) Launcelot Kean. 

(2) Patsey Carj- Kean. 

(3) Jefferson Randolph Kean. 

(4) Robert Garlick Hill Kean, Jr. 

12. Meriwether Lewis Randolph, born at Edge Hill, Albemarle Co. , Va., 



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about 1836 ; died there in 1870, aged about 34 years. He married, 1869, 
Anna Daniel, and left one child that died infant. 
13. Sarah Nicholas Randolph, authoress, born at Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., 
Va. , about 1838. She removed to Maryland, and became the principal 
of the Patapsco Institute there. Died, unmarried, in Baltimore, Md., 
25th April, 1892. 

II. IsHAM Randolph, of Dungeness, on James River, Gooch- 
land Co., Va., third son of William Randolph, of Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, and Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va., progenitor of the Ran- 
dolph Familj' in Virginia, and Mary Isham, his wife, was born at 
Turkey Island about 1G90. 

He married, in 1717, Jane Rogers (or Rodgers) of Shadwell 
Street, London, England, and their children were : 

1. Jane Randolph, born in London, England, 1720; married, 1738, Peter 

Jefferson, of Shadwell near the Rivanna River, Albemarle Co., Va. 
This place was evidentlj^ named Shadwell after Shadwell Street, Lon- 
don, England, and not because shad-fish formerly came up the Rivanna 
River to that point. Of their children, were : 

(1) Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, 
eldest, born 1743 ; died 4th July, 1826, aged 83 years. He mar- 
ried, 1772, Martha, daughter of John Wayles, of The Forest, Charles 
City Co., Va., and had two surviving children, viz. : (a) Martha 
Jefferson ; married, 1790, Governor Thomas Mann Randolph, of 
Edge Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. , father of Col. Thomas Jefferson 
Randolph, of the same place. (b) ^laria Jefferson ; married, 1796, 
John Wayles Eppes, of Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield Co. , Va. , 
and had one child, viz. , Francis Eppes, of Poplar Forest, Bedford 
Co., Va. , who married, first, 1822, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Eston Randolph, of Ashton, Albemarle Co., Va., and had Jane, 
John, Jefferson, Rev. William, and Elizabeth. He married, sec- 
ondly, Mrs. Crouch, by whom he had four or five children. 

(2) Randolph Jefferson. 

(3) Martha Jefferson ; married John Boiling. 

(4) Daughter Jefferson ; married Dabney Carr. 

(5) Daughter Jefferson ; married Lewis. 

(6) Daughter Jefferson ; married Marks. , 

2. Susanna Randolph, born about 1743 ;-'married, about 1764, Carter Henry 

Harrison, of Clifton, grandson of Robert (King) Carter, and had : 

(1) Robert Harrison, removed to Kentucky, and married Anne Cabell. 
He was the grandfather of Carter H. Harrison, who was Mayor of 
Chicago. 

(2) Anne Harrison, married Thomas Drew. 

(3) Peyton Harrison, married Elizabeth Barclay. 



264 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

(4) Elizabeth Harrison, married Bradley. 

(5) Eandolpli Harrison, of Clifton, Cumberland Co., Va. , married, 20th 
March, 1790, at Dungeness, his first cousin, Marj' Randolph. He 
was born at Clifton, 11th February, 1769. 

(6) Carter Henry Harrison, Jr. , graduated at William and Mary Col- 
lege. He died in 1800 when just beginning to practise law. 

3. Thomas Isham Randoliih, eldest son ; born at Dungeness, Goochland Co. , 

Va. , about 1745; resided there. He married, about 1768, Jane, third 
cliild and daughter of Col. Archibald Cary. 

4. William Randolph, born about 1747 ; removed to Bristol. He married 

Miss Little. 

5. Mary Randolph ; married, about 1770, Charles Lewis. 

6. Elizabeth Randolpli ; married, about 1771, John Railej'. 

7. Dorothy Randolph ; married, about 1773, John Woodson, of Goochland 

County, Va. 

8. Anne Randolph, born about 1755 ; married, first, about 1775, Daniel 

Scott, by whom she had no issue. She married, secondly, Jonathan 
Pleasants, and had Samuel and Jane. She married, thirdly, James 
Pleasants, of Goochland County, Va. , and had : 
(1) James Pleasants, Governor of Virginia. 
(3) Susan Pleasants ; married Webster. 

III. Thomas Isham Randolph, of Dungeness, on James 
River, Goochland Co., Va., eldest son of Isham Randolph, of the 
same place, and Jane Rogers, his wife, was born there about 1745. 

He married, about 1768, Jane, third child and daughter of Col. 
Archibald Cary, of Ampthill, Chesterfield Co., Va., and Mary Ran- 
dolph, of Curls, his wife. Their children were as follows : 

1. Archibald (called Archie) Cary Randolpli, eldest, born about 1769, at 
Dungeness, Goochland Co., Va. He married, about 1794, Lucy, daugh- 
ter of Col. Nathaniel Burwell, of Carter Hall, Clarke Co., Va. , and 
had : 
(1) Isham Randolpli, eldest, killed by lightning at Benlomond, near 

Dungeness, Goochland Co., Va. ; unmarried. 
(3) Dr. Philip Grymes Randolph, U. S. army, born about 1769 ; mar- 
ried, about 1784, Mary O'Neal, of Washington, D. C, and died 
leaving two davighters : (a) Mary Conway Randolph, married 
Beverly Randolpli of the U. S. Navy, and(b) Henrietta Randolph, 
married Pendleton. Beverly Randolph and Mary, his wife, had 
Beverly, died young, 2d March, 1865 ; Nathaniel, also died young, 
3d January, 1874 ; Mary Harrison, married, 26th June, 1877, Perry 
W. Charington, of England ; Grymes, married Ruth, daughter of 
Benjamin O' Fallon, of St. Louis, Mo., and Miss Carter, his wife, 
who was descended from Councillor William Randolph and Robert 



DUAGENESS. 265 

(Kiug) Carter, William Fitzlnigh, Estou, and Julian. Ono of the 
brothers married Rebecca Rosalie O'Fallon, sister of Ruth. 

Dr. Philip Grymes Randolph was at one time chief clerk in the 
U. S. War Department and bearer of dispatches to Spain under 
General oacksons administration. 

(3) Susan (irymes Randoljih ; married, about 1839, Dr. Robert Powell 
Page, of The Briai-s, Clarke Co. , Va. , and was his second wife. 
(See Page Family, Broadneck.) 

(4) Mary (called Polly) Cary Randolph, married Dr. Matthew Page. 
(See Page Family, Rosewell.) 

(5) Dr. Robert C. Randolph, of Newmarket, Clarke Co., Va. ; died in 
1886. He married, about 1830, LucyNelsou, only child of William 
Wellford and Susan R. Nelson, his wife. She was the great-great- 
granddaughter of Councillor William Randolph, and great-grand- 
daughter of Secretary Thomas Nelson. (See Secretary Nelson.) 
They had: (a) Bettie Burwell Randolph, married Warren C. Smith, 
of Clarke Co., Va., and has two sons and three daughters; (h) Dr. 
Archie Carj' Randolph, eldest son, married 29th September, 1881, 
Mrs. Susan Henrj-, nee Burwell ; no surviving issue ; (c) Col. Will- 
iam Wellford Randolph, married, 1863, Ada Stewart, of King 
George County, Va. He was killed at the battle of the Wilder- 
ness, May 6th, 1864, leaving one son, William Wellford, Jr. ; {d) 
Philip Burwell Randolph, died at the Uni\ersity of Virginia, 1857, 
"while a student ; {e) Thomas Hugh Burwell Randolph, married 
Eliza Page Burwell, daughter of George H. Burwell, of Carter Hall, 
Clarke Co., Va. , and had one son, Robert Carter; (/) Robert Car- 
ter Randolph, Jr. , died single in 1864 ; (g) Susie Wellford Randolph, 

- married William Estou Randolph, of Halifax County, Va. , and has 
two daughters and one son, Henry Isham. These three children 
trace their lineage back to six of the seven sons of William Ran- 
dolph I., of Tvn-key Island ; {h) Isham Randolph, of Chicago, -chief 
engineer of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad, married 
Mary, daughter of George Taylor, formerly of Richmond, Va. , and 
has one son, Robert Isham : (/) Polly Cary Randolph, youngest. 
Three others died infant. All of the children of Dr. Robert C. Ran- 
dolph and Lucy Nelson Wellford, his wife, are descended from five 
of the seven sons of William Randolph I., and \heir daughter 
Susan's children from six. The seventh son of William Ran- 
dolph I., Edward, removed to Bristol, England, and so became 
separated. 

(6) Lucy Burwell Randolph ; married Rev. Eleazar Hutchinson, and 
had several children : (a) Robert Randolph Hutchinson, of St. 
Louis, Mo., (6) Lewis Burwell Hutchinson, of Mississippi, and (c) 
Mary Talcott Hutchinson, who married Robert Anderson, of Scot- 
land. There were others w^ho died young. 

2. Isham Randolph, born at Dungeness, Goochland Co. , Va. , about 1770 ; 



266 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

removed to Richmond, Va. He married, about 1795, Nancy Coupland, 

of the same place, and had : 

(1) Julia Randolph, born about 1805 ; married, 1st February, 1837, 

Thomas Nelson Page, of Shelly, Gloucester Co., Va. (See Page 

Family, Rosewell.) 
(3) Jane Randolph. 

(3) Fannie P. Randolph, born about 1808 ; married, 1837, William N. 
Page, of <^?i Ira, Cumberland Co. , Va. (See Page Family, North End. ) 

(4) D. Coupland Randolph, born about 1810 ; married, 1857, Harriet R. 
Page, of Union Hill, Cumberland Co., Va. (See Page Family, 
North End. ) 

3. Thomas Randolph, twin brother of Lsham. He married, first. Miss 

Skipwith, and had one child, a daughter, who inarried Walkins, but 
without issue. He married, secondly. Miss Lawrence, granddaughter 
of Governor Findley, of Kentucky ( ?) , and had Mary, who married 
William Sheets. Tliey had several children. Mrs. Sheets removed to 
Indianapolis, Ind. He was killed at the battle of Tippecanoe, Indiana, 
November 5th, 1811. In this battle Gen. William Henry Harrison, 
grandfather of President Benjamin Harrison, gained a complete vic- 
tory over the Indians led by the famous chief Tecumseh, and the latter 
was killed. This victory gave General Harrison the soubriquet of Tip- 
pecanoe, and hence the origin of the political campaign phrase when 
he was elected President of the United States with John Tyler, of Vir- 
ginia, as Vice-President, of "Tiijpecauoe and Tyler too." Thomas Ran- 
dolph and Joe Devies, two friends and gallant spirits, were both killed 
in this battle and buried together under an oak-tree on which their 
initials were cut. Some beautiful lines were subsequently published 
by Mrs. Mary Sheets, called "The Lost Initials." 

4. Mary Randolph, born at Ampthill, Chesterfield Co. , Va. , 1st February, 

1773 ; married, 30th March, 1790, her first cousin, Randoljih Harrison, 
of Clifton, Cumberland Co., Va. , and had fourteen children as follows: 
(1) Thomas Randolph Harrison, born at Clifton, 37th February, 1791, 
died at Dover, Goochland Co., Va. , 3d November, 1833, aged 48. 
He married at Cartersville, Cumberland Co. , Va. , 3d December, 
1813. Eliza Cunningham, and had : (a) John, born 30th September, 
1813 ; {h) Mary Burleigh, born August 1st, 1815 ; (c) William Mor- 
timer, born August 4th, 1817, and married Caroline Lambert. 
Their daughter Mary married Major Drewry, of Westover, Charles 
City Co., Va. Major Drewry formerly resided at Drewry 's Bluff 
on James River, but subsequently removed to Westover, the old 
Byrd estate. Elizabeth (called Lizzie), the second daughter of 
William Mortimer Harrison and Caroline Lambert, his wife, mar- 
ried Robert Carter Wellford, of Sabine Hall, Richmond Co. , Va. ; 
(d) Eliza Cunningham, bom October 19th, 1819 ; (e) Jane Gary, 
born August 14th, 1831; (/) Edward C, born March 10th, 1833; 
{g) Thomas Randolph, born September 30th, 1835 ; (li) Burleigh 



DUNGEXESS. 267 

Cunningham, born August 30th, 1827 ; (/) Archibald Tayloe, born 
October itSth, 1829; (k) Randolph, born August 38th, 18:31, removed 
to California. 
(3) Carter Henry Harrison, born at Clifton, Cumberland Co. , Va. , 28th 
August, 1792, removed to Glentivar, same coimty. He married, 
16th January, 1819, at Richmond, Va. , Janetta Fisher, and had 
many children. He died at Bremo, Hanover Co. , Va. , in October, 
1843, aged 51 years. 

(3) Archibald (called Archie) Morgan Harrison, born September 6th, 
1794; married, first, at Blackheath, 27th February, 1817, Kitty 
Heth ; and, secondly, at Gleuavou, Fluvanna Co., Va., 22d Novem- 
ber, 1837, Fanny Taylor, who, becoming a widow, married Ellis, 
of Richmond, Va. Archie Harrison died at Carysbrook, Fluvanna 
Co., Va. , 17th March, 1842, leaving three children, but it is not 
known by which of his two wives : (a) Mrs. Kidder Taylor ; (b) 
Mrs. Robert Morrison ; (c) Henry Harrison. 

(4) Jane Cary Harrison, born at Glentivar, Cumberland Co., Va., 9th 
February, 1797 ; married there, in September, 1817, AVilliam Fitz- 
hugh Randolph, of Fauquier County, Va. She died November 28th, 
1883, at The Moorings, Clarke Co. , Va. 

(5) Randolph Harrison, of Elk Hill, Goochland Co., Va. , born 17th 
Februaiy, 1799; married, at Wilton, Logan Co., Ky. , 6th Septem- 
ber, 1821, Miss Heningham Carrington Wills. He died at Norfolk, 
Va. , 18th May, 1844. Their children were : («) Elizabeth, born 
1st March, 1823, married at Elk Hill, 28th December, 1848, Alex- 
ander B. Gordon, of Baltimore, Md. , and had two sons, Randolph 
Harrison and Heningham, and three daughters, Margaret, Emily, 
and Mary Nicholas ; (b) William Morton, died infant ; (c) Mary 
Randolph, born 26th November, 1825, died infant 26tli May, 1832 ; 
(d) Julian, born 6th Febrviary, 1826, resided at Millview, a part 
of the Elk Hill estate. He was killed by the accidental dis- 
charge of a pistol, 17th July, 1877. He married, first, 7th June, 
1849, Lavinia Beverly Heath, by whom he had Heath, Julian, 
Walter, Belle, Fannie, and Virginia, and Lulie who died ; and, 
secondly, he married, 13th June, 1866, at Narragansett Pier, R. I. , 
Miss Lilly Johnston, by whom he had Hebe, Lizzie, Peyton Ran- 
dolph, Bernard, and Alexander ; the latter died infant. Hebe John- 
ston, sister of Lilly Johnston, married Joseph H. Craig, of Lex- 
ington, Ky. , and had Richard and Joseph. Young Joseph J. 
Craig and his cousin, Peyton R. Harrison, at present reside in 
New York ; (e) Heningham, died infant, September, 1829 ; (/) 
Louisa, born 2d October, 1829, married at Elk Hill, 26th May, 1853, 
Alexander B. Hagner, of Annapolis, Md. , no issue ; (g) Randolph, 
bora 13th February, 1830, resided at Elk Hill; married, Novem- 
ber, 1853, Elizabeth Williamson, of Norfolk Va. , and had is- 
sue. He afterward removed to Williamsburg, James City Co. , Va. 



268 RANDOLPH FA3nLY. 

(6) Rev. Peyton Harrison, of Baltimore, Md. , born at Clifton, 19th 
November, 1800. He married, first, at Richmond, Va. , in 1825, 
Jane, daughter of Judge Dabney Carr, who was a nephew of Presi- 
dent Thomas Jefferson. They had five sons, only one of whom, 
Harry Tucker, survives. He lives near Baltimore. There wei'e 
also five daughters, of whom two survive : Virginia, married Hoge, 
and Willie Irving, married Turnbull. The children that died were 
Mrs. Betty Atkinson, Randolph, Dabney Carr, Peyton, William 
Wirt, Mrs. Hunter, and Nannie. Rev. Peyton Harrison married, 
secondly, at Philadelphia, in 1863, Ellen Smith, by whom he had 
one son, Sam Graeme, who resides in Baltimore. 

(7) William Mortimer Harrison, born at Clifton, 23d September, 1802 ; 
was drowned 19th May, 1811, in the Rivanna River, Albemarle Co., 
Va. , while a schoolboy at Edge Hill, and was buried at Monticello. 
His father, who was at Clifton, dreamed tliree times during the 
night that lie had seen his son William struggling in the water. 
Before daylight a messenger arrived with the fatal news. When 
Mr. Harrison heard the knock on the door he remarked to his wife 
that he feared his dream had come true. 

(8) Mary Randolph Harrison, born at Clifton, September 10th, 1804; 
married, 8th February, 1827, at the same place, William Byrd 
Harrison, of Upper Brandon, on James River, Prince George Co., 
Va. , and was his first wife. She died at Upper Brandon, 3d Sep- 
tember, 1851. Children: (a) Randolph Harrison, of Ampthill, Cum- 
berland Co. , Va. , married Harriet Hielman ; (b) Col. Benjamin 
Harrison, of The Rowe, Charles City Co., Va. ; married, 11th No- 
vember, 1854, Polly R. Page. Col. Harrison was killed at the battle 
of Malvern Hill, in the summer of 1862, as before stated. (See 
Page Family, North End.) There were several children ; (o) Shir- 
ley Harrison; (d) Dr. George Harrison, of Washington, D.C. ; 
married, 1876, Jennie, daughter of Dr. Robert Stone, of that city, 
and Margaret Ritchie, his wife. Dr. Stone was the first to see 
President Lincoln after the assassination. Dr. George Harrison 
and Jennie Stone, his wife, have several children. 

(9) Susanna Isham Harrison, born at Clifton, September 13th, 1806 ; 
married there, December 15th, 1837, Rev. Samuel Blain. They re- 
moved to Louisville, Ky. Children : (a) Daniel, minister in the 
Presbyterian church ; (h) INIary Randolph ; (c) Randolph Harrison ; 
(d) Charlotte, married Charles Richardson, and died lea%ing several 
children; (e) Lucia Cary. They all live in Louisville, Ky., ex- 
cept Daniel. 

(10) Lucia Cary Harrison, born at Clifton, 19th May, 1809 ; married, 
19th March, 1829, at the same place. Nelson Page, of The Fork, 
Cumberland Co. , Va. , and was his first wife. She died at that 
place, August 8th, 1842. Their children were : (a) Mary Randolph, 
called Polly, who married Col. Benjamin Harrison and had issue 



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as befort' stati'd ; aud (b) Lucius Cary, died young. (See Page 
Family, North End.) 

(11) Catherine Lilbourne Harrison, born at Clifton, M July, 1811; 
married there, 2d October, 1831, Jolin 8. McKim, of Baltimore, 
Md., aud had: (o) Emily; (6) Mary Randolph ; (c) Margie Telfair ; 
(d) Telfair; (e) Carter Henry, and (/) Rev. Randolph Harrison 
McKim, of Washington, D. C. The latter married, in 1862, Miss 
Philips, of Staunton, Augusta Co. . Va.. and had several children. Of 
these Dr. McKim, formerly of the Chambers Street Hospital, New 
York, and late of Washington, D. C. , died a few years ago un- 
married. 

(12) Williana Mortimer Harrison (called Willie), born at Clifton, 17th 
May, 1813 ; married. .Jtli October, 1830, Henry Page Irving, who 
removed to California She died at Richmond, Va. , 7th February, 
1847. They had two sons: («) Joseph Kincaid, who went to school 
at Hanover Academy. 18/)5-56. He died, of wounds received in 
battle, at Staunton, Augusta Co., Va. , in 1864; {h) Henry, died in- 
fant, a few days before his mother in 1847, aged 2 years. 

(13) Virginia Randolph Harrison, born 24th May, 1815 : died at Rich- 
mond, Va., 10th December, 1830, aged \~). 

(14) Nannie Hartwell Harrison, born at Clifton, 18th Februarj^ 1819 ; 
married, 18th June, 1847, at Upper Brandon, Dr. John Boiling Gar- 
rett, of Cloverplains, Albemarle Co., Va. , and had three charming 
daughters. 

II. Sir John Randolph, of Williamsburg, James City Co., 
Va., fourth son and c4iild of William Randolph, of Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, and Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va., progenitor of the Ran- 
dolph Family in Virginia, and Mary Isham, his wife, was born at the 
last-named place in 1693, and died 15th March, 1737, aged 44 years. 
Upon a mural tablet that was placed to his memory in William and 
Mary College, destroyed by fire in 1859 (the college has been par- 
tially burned a number of times — usually from careless manage- 
ment), he was called "Johannes Randolph, Eques." It is proper, 
therefore, in speaking of him to say Sir John Randolph, as he was 
Eques or Knight, and not Armiger or Esquire, nor Generosus, which 
signifies Gentleman or Gent. 

He married, about 1718, Susanna, daughter of Peter Beverly, 
of Gloucester County, Va., and sister of Elizabeth, the wife of 
William Randolph, the eldest son, who was known as Councillor 
Randolph. According to the above-mentioned mural tablet. Sir 
John Randolph and Susanna Beverly, his wife, had the following 
children : 



270 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

1. Johu Randoljili, born at Williamsburg, James City Co., Va. , about 

1727; married, about 1752, Miss Ariana, daughter of Edmund Jennings. 

2. Pej'ton Randolph, born at Williamsburg, James City Co., Va. ; died in 

Philadelphia, Pa. , 22d October, 1775, aged 53 years. He was Attor- 
ney-General for Virginia, Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 
and President of the First American Congress. Married Elizabeth 
Harrison. No issue. 

8. Beverly Randolph, married Miss Wormeley. 

4. Mary Randolph, boru at Williamsburg, James City Co. , Va. ; married, 
about 1743, Philip Grymes, of Brandon, Middlesex Co., Va. Children: 

(1) Philip Grj-mes, Jr., married, about 1762, Elizabeth, daughter of 
William Randolph, of Wilton, and Anne Harrison, his wife. 

(2) Lucy Grymes, married, about 1761, Gov. Thomas Nelson, of York- 
town, York Co. , Va. 

(3) Susan Grj'mes, married Nathaniel Burwell, of The Grove, York 
Co. , Va. , and afterward of Carter Hall, Clarke Co. , Va. 

(4) Mary Grymes, married, about 1777, Robert Nelson, of Malvern Hill, 
Charles City Co., Va. , younger brother of Gov. Thomas Nelson, 
and was his first wife. There were perhaps others. 

III. John Randolph, of Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., 
eldest son and child of Sir John Randolph, of the same place, and 
Susanna Beverly, his wife, fourth son and child of William Ran- 
dolph, of Yorkshire, England, and Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Va., 
progenitor of the Randolph Family in Virginia, and Mary Isham, 
his wife, was born at the first-named place about 1727. He was 
Attorney-General for the colony of Virginia. 

He married, about 1752, Ariana, daughter of Edmund Jen- 
nings, of Annapolis, Md., who was Attorney- General for Maryland 
and Virginia, and their children were as follows : 

1. Edmund Randolph, born at Williamsburg, James City Co., Va. , 10th 
August, 1753; died in Frederick County, Va., 12th, September, 1813, 
aged 60. He did not follow his father to England when the war of the 
American Revolution broke out, but remained, and was adopted by 
his uncle, Peyton Randolph, who was President of the First American 
Congress. 
Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney-General of the United States 
of America, 1790, having been Governor of the State of Virginia, 1786-88. 
He married, 29th August, 1776, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Carter 
Nicholas. Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of Virginia, 
and had : 

(1) Peyton Randolph, married Maria Ward, who had been engaged to 
John Randolph, of Roanoke. 



CURLS NECK. 271 

(2) Lucy Randolph, inairit'il Judge Peter Vivian Daniel, and had issue. 

(3) Daughter Randolph, married Preston. 

(4) Daughter Randolph, married Bennet Taj'Ior, of Albemarle County, 
Va. 

Edmund Randolph succeeded Patrick Henry as Governor of Virginia, 1st 
December, 1786, and was followed in that office by his kinsman, Beverly 
Randolph, 1st December, 1788. On the 2d August, 1794, he succeeded 
Thomas Jefferson as Secretarj- of State, which office he held until 19th 
August. 1795, when he retired to private life. 
2. Ariana Randolph, born at Williamsburg, James City Co. , Va. , about 
1750 ; went with her father to England when the war broke out. She 
married Ralph Wormeley. Their son was an admiral in the British 
navy. He had three daughters, viz. : (a) Mrs. Latimer, of Baltimore, 
Md. ; (b) Catherine Preble Wormeley, resides at Newport, R. I. ; (e) 
Ariana, married Daniel S. Curtis, of Boston, Mass. 

II. Richard Randolph, of Curls Neck, on James River, 
Henrico Co., Va., fifth son and child of William Randolph, of York- 
shire, England, and Turkey Island, Henrico Co.,Va., progenitor of 
the Randolph Family in Virginia, and Mary Isham, his wife, was 
born at Turkey Island, Va., about 1G95. 

He married, about 1714, Jane, daughter of John Boiling, of 
Cobbs, Chesterfield Co., Va., and Mary Kennon, his wife. Jane 
Boiling was of the fourth generation in descent from Pocahontas. 
Richard Randolph and Jane Boiling, his wife, had : 

1. Richard Randolph, Jr., born at Curls Neck, in 1715; married, about 

1750, Anne, daughter of David Meade, of Nansemond County, Va. , and 
had issue. The following epitaph was copied in 1874, by Mrs. Charles 
Carter, nee Nelson, daughter-in-law of Mr. Hill Carter, of Shirley-on- 
James River, Va. , from the original tombstone at Curls Neck: "This 
Monument is erected by R3'land Randolph in memory of his Parents, 
Richard and Ann Randolph, of Curies. The former died 6th June, 
1786, aged 71 years, and the latter December, 1814, aged 83 years. " 
The above mentioned Mrs. Charles Carter was a direct descendant from 
Councillor William Randolph through Secretary Nelson, of Yorktown, 
Va. When she made the above copy, in 1874, it was the only tombstone 
at Curies (or Curls) that bore a legible inscription. 

2. Mary Randolph, born at Curls Neck, about 1727 ; married, 31st May. 

1744, Col. Archibald Cary, of Ampthill, Chesterfield Co., Va. Of their, 
children, Mary Cary (called Polly) married Major Carter Page, of The 
Fork, Cumberland Co. , Va. , and Avas his first wife. 

3. Jane Randolph, born about 1729 ; married, about 1750, Anthony Walke, 

of Princess Anne County, Va. Their son was Rev. Anthony Walke. 



272 RANDOLPH FAMILY. 

6. John Randolpli (two others died young), born at Curls Neck, Henrico 
Co., Va. , about 1737; removed to Roanoke, Charlotte Co., Va He 
married, about 1769, Frances, daughter of Theodrick Bland, and had : 

(1) Richard Randolph, of Bizarre, born about 1770 ; married, 1790, his 
cousin Judith, daughter of Thomas Mann Randolph, of Tuckahoe. 

(2) Theodrick Bland Randolph, born 1771 ; died 1792, single. 

(3) John Randolph, of Roanoke, Charlotte Co., Va. , born 3d Jvme, 
1773. Died unmarried, in Philadelphia, 24th May, 1833. He was 
buried at Roanoke, his residence, in Charlotte County, Va. , but his 
remains have since been removed to Holywood Cemetery, Rich- 
mond, Va. 

(4) Jane Randolph. 

Judge Roger A. Pryor, of New York City, has in his possession 
a little book that formerly belonged to John Randolph, of Roanoke, 
entitled: "Petite Dictionnaire de la Langue Frangaise." In it is 
a book-plate on which is engraved the Randolph coat-of-arms with 
the two mottoes : " Nil Admirari " at the top, and " Pari qui sentiat " 
at the bottom. The coat-of-arms may be described as follows: 

Akms : Gules (red) , with a cross bearing three stars (the tincture of 

the latter not indicated) . 
Crest: Antelope's head couped, holding a bone in his mouth. No 

tinctures indicated 

This description and the motto, *' Nil admirari,'" correspond with 
those sent to the author 2d June, 1884, by Isham Randolph, en- 
gineer, of Chicago, a son of the late Dr. Robert C. Randolph, of 
Clarke County, Va. 

For further information in regard to the Randolphs, the reader 
is referred to the "History of Bristol Parish," Dinwiddie County, 
Va., by Rev. Philip Slaughter, D.D. Published by Randoli^h & 
English, Richmond, Va., 1870. 



FINIS. 



INDEX. 



Albemarle Court House, Va. , 220 

Battle of Point Pleasant, 201 

Bedfont Parish, 39 

Belvoir Mansion, Albemarle, Va. , 225 

Boiling, Jane, 106 

Broadneck, 140 

Burwell family, 70 

Lewis, 69" 
Byrd, Jane, 96 

Carter, Judith, 64 

Cary, Clarence, New York, 259 

Col. Archibald, 106 

Col. Miles. 105 

Col. Wilson Miles, Baltimore Co . , 
Md., 258 

Mary, 105 

Wilson Jefferson, 105 

Wilson Miles, Baltimore, Md. , 258 
Cheesman, Anna E., New York, 126 
Chiswell, Col. John, 254 
Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson, minister, 

260 
Custom house, Yorktown, Va. , 157 

Feltham, 39 

Fitch, Mary Elizabeth, 128 

Gilmer, Governor Thomas Walker, 

Va., 221 
Grace Churcli tablet, 218 

Church, Walker's Parish, Va., 217 
Graham, Leila, 126 

Harrison, Col. Benjamin, Charles 
City Co. , Va. , 268 
Gen. William Henry, 113, 266 
Hon. Carter H. , ex-Mayor Chi- 
cago, 263 
Mrs. Burton N. , New York, 258 
President Benjamin, 260^ 266 
Hopkins, John, Wincliester, Va. , 143 
Hunt, George E. , 192 



Indian chief Cornstalk, 

18 



201 



battle of, 113 

Horse Harry, 64, 100, 



139, 



Jefferson. President Thomas, 263 

Keswick School, 132 

Kinloch, Dr. R. A., South Carolina, 

228 

Lake Erie, 
Lee, Light 

224 
Lindsay, Capt. James, The Meadows, 

Va., 223 
Luckin, Alice, 9 
coat-of-arms, 11 

Mann, Mary, 54 

McKim, Rev. Randolph H. , 269 

Memorial Church, Westport, Conn., 

129 
Meriwether, Dr. Thomas W. , Kinloch, 

Va., 178 
Mitchell, Hon. John, M.P., 139 
Monuments in St. Mary's Church, 

England, 33, 35 
Morris, Nanny Watson, 128 

Nelson, Captain Thomas, Oakland, 

Va., 181 
coat-of-arms, 155 
Col. Hugh, Yorktown, Va., 172 
-^Col. William, The Don-ill, Va., 

186 
family Bible of, 170 
Francis, Mont Air, Va., 176 
Hon. Hugh, Belvoir, Va., 177 
Hon. William, Yorktown, Va. , 

160 
Hugh, Missouri, 191 
John W. , St. Charles Co. , Mo. , 192 
Lucy, 108 

Major John, Oak Hill, Va. , 188 
Major Thomas M. , U. S. A. , 189 
Mary Cleland, 181 
Nathaniel Bacon, Texas, 193 
Philip, Clarke Co., Va., 175 
President, 160 



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273 



274 



INDEX. 



Nelson, President, will of, 162 

Rev. George W. , 183 

Robert, Oak Hill, Va. , 190 

Rt. Rev. Cleland K., Bishop of 
Georgia, 181 

Secretary, 185 

Secretary Thomas, 185 

Thomas," Clarke Co. , 183 

Thomas, General, 166 

Thomas, Governor, 166 

Thomas, Jr., 166 

Thomas, signer of declaration, 166 

Thomas, Yorktown, Va. , 155 
North End, Gloucester Co. , Va. , 96 

Page. Alice, 9 

^.'Capt. Hugh Nelson, U. S. N., 113 
-'' Cai^t. Thomas Jefferson, 93 

Carter H. , Charlottesville. 126 

Carter, Willis' Fork. 103 

Charles, Hanovertown, 88 

coat-of-arms, 9, 10, 35 

Dr. John R. , 91 

Dr. Mann, 108 

Dr. Mann, monument of, 124 

Dr. R. C. M., 128 

Dr. Robert Powell, Clarke Co., 
Va., 146 

Dr. William Byrd, Philadelphia,/ 
143 J 

family, England, first report, 32 

family, England, second report, 36 

Francis, 9 

Francis, Rugswamp, 87 

Francis, will of, 43 

Francis, Williamsburg, 40 

Frederick W. , librarian, 126 

Governor John, wife of, 78 ' 

Henry, Kentucky, 117 

Hon. John, North End, 96 

Hon. Mann, Jr., First U. S. Con- 
gress, 81 

Hon. Robert. Janeville, 110 

Jane Walker, Keswick, Va. , 127 

John, 9 

John Cary, Union Hill. 115 

John, Gloucester Co. , Va. , 47 

Jolm, Gloucester Co., Va. , will, 47 

John, Governor, 71 

Jolm, monument, 13 

Jolm White, Clarke Co. , Va. , 144 

John, will, 16-21 

Judge John E. , Clarke Co., Va. , 
147 

Lady ]\Iary, 39 

land office certificates, 28 



Page, Legh R. , Richmond, 139 

Lieutenant Augustine, U. S. N. ,-' 
101 

Major Francis Nelson, 94 

Maun, Brandon, 90 

Mann, of Shelly, 82 

Mann, Rosewell, 57 

Matthew, 53 

Miss Lucy F. M., 139 

Nelson, 109 

Powhatan Robertson, 91 

Rev. Henrj^D. , Japan, 118 

Rev. W. W., 138 

Robert, Broadneck, 140 

Roliert, Hanovertown, 81 

S. Davis, Philadelphia, 146 

Thomas, Locust Grove, 136 

Thomas Nelson, 88 

Thomas W., Keswick, Va., 128 

Walker Yates, Frederick, Md. , 148 
>^ William Byrd, Clarke Co., Va. , 

111 
l/ William Byrd, of Pagebrook, Va. , 
145 

William Nelson, Ca Ira, 135 
Patton, Col. John M., 223 
Pendleton, Dudley D., Shepherdstown 
W. Va., 246 

Edmund. Jr. , Caroline Co. , Va. , 243 

family, 239 

Hugh N. , Clarke Co. , Va. , 245 

Judge Edmund, Caroline Co. , Va. , 
240 

Lieut Col. Alexander S. , 244 

Rev. (Gen. ) William N. , 244 . 

Samuel H. , 245 
Pilkington, Vicar, St. Mary's, 39 
Pocahontas, 106 
Pry or, Judge Roger A. , 234 

Mrs. Judge Roger A. , 127 

Randolph, Col. Thomas Jefferson, 
Edge Hill, Va. , 260 

Councillor William, Turkey Isl- 
and, Va., 252 

Dr. Robert C, Clarke Co., Va., 
265 

Edmund, Governor Va., 270 

family, 251 

Isham, Dungeness, Va. , 263 

Jolm, Roanoke, Va., 272 

John, Williamsburg, Va., 270 

Mary Walker, 262 

Pollv Cary, Clarke Co. , Va. , 265 

Richard, Curls Neck, Va. , 271 

Sir John, Williamsburg, Va., 269 



INDEX. 



275 



Randolph, Thomas Isham, Dungeness, 
Va., 264 

Thomas Marm. Jr.. Governor Va., 
359 

Thomas ilanu. Tuckalioe, Va. , 256 

Tliomas, Tuckahoe, Va. , 255 

William, Tuckahoe, Va., 256 

William, Wilton, Va., 254 
Rives, Alfred Landon, 232 

Amelie Louise, 282 

Arthur L. , Newport, R. I. , 232 

Constance, 231 

Dr. William C, New York, 282 

Ella Louisa, 231 

Francis Robert, New York, 281 

George L. , 281 

Hon. William C, Castle Hill, Va., 
232 

Maud, 231 

Reginald William, 231 

William C. , Newport, R. I. , 232 
Rose well, 58 
Rush, Dr. Benjamin, 75 

SiGOiJRNEY, Henry, Boston, Mass., 232 

St. Johns Church, 72 

Mary's Church, England, 89 
Mary's Church, picture of, 41 

Thornton family, 214 
Treaty of Lancaster, 201 



Turkey Island, 251 
Tyler, Lyon G. , 24 

Uncle Tom, Castle Hill, Va. , anec- 
dotes, 216 

Wainwright, Maria, New York, 147 
Walker, Capt. M. Lewis, Logan, Va. , 
284 

Col. Joho, Belvoir, Va., 223 

Dr. Tliomas. Castle Hill, Va. , 200 

Dr. Thomas L. , Lynchburg, Va. , 
234 

family. 199 

family Bible, 199 

Gen. R. L., 284 

Hon. Francis, Castle Hill, Va., 
230 

Jane Frances, 281 

Jane Frances, monument of, 124 

Jane Frances, sketch of. 125 

Judith Page, Castle Hill, Va., 231 

]\Iargaret, 234 

Thomas, Jr. , Indian Fields, Va. , 
228 

tombstones. Castle Hill, Va. , 215 
Washington family, 214 
Winslow, Hon. Richard Henry, 128 

Lanier & Co. , 128 
Wormeley, Judith, 63 



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